Bitdefender’s Pick. The Digital Dilemma: How new technologies can jeopardize the movies

Bitdefender’s Pick. The Digital Dilemma: How new technologies can jeopardize the movies

What is Bitdefender's Pick? We might be a security company, but our interests spin way beyond creating virus signatures and identifying new malware. We also keep our eyes peeled fo ...

No More PORN?! 7 Type of Valentine’s Scams to Avoid this Year

No More PORN?! 7 Type of Valentine’s Scams to Avoid this Year

Pornography is no longer scammers’ favorite bait! After analyzing a wave of scams spreading worldwide before the Valentine’s Day celebration, Bitdefender researchers have found tha ...

Banking Trojan Lurking Inside Innocent Fax Messages, Bitdefender Warns

Banking Trojan Lurking Inside Innocent Fax Messages, Bitdefender Warns

A massive spam wave is installing banking Trojan Dyreza on tens of thousands of computers to steal sensitive financial data from unsuspecting customers, Bitdefender malware analyst ...

Facebook Tag Scam Spreads like Wildfire, New Tactics Emerge

Facebook Tag Scam Spreads like Wildfire, New Tactics Emerge

Two weeks ago, we wrote about the re-emergence of tag scams on Facebook. What seemed to be a basic worm at that time turned into inspiration for multiple cyber-criminal gangs. This ...

CTB Locker Ransomware Targets French Companies

CTB Locker Ransomware Targets French Companies

A spam campaign delivering CTB Locker is targeting employees from French companies, Bitdefender researchers found. The  spam e-mails  carry an attachment,a .cab file and a message ...

Facebook Tag Scams are Back with Malicious Payload

Facebook Tag Scams are Back with Malicious Payload

Bad week-end for Facebook users: a malicious tagging campaign ended up infecting at least 5 thousand computer users with a backdoor. This three-day campaign has been actively mirro ...

Win a MacBook Air with Bitdefender #hugamac

Win a MacBook Air with Bitdefender #hugamac

Here’s your chance to win a brand new 13” MacBook Air by just posting a selfie with your current Mac, followed by the hashtag #hugamac. You can use Facebook, Twitter, and even Inst ...

Last.FM Users Told to Change Passwords at Once

Popular music streaming site Last.fm urged its users to change their passwords immediately due to a possible database leak under investigation. In a security advisory, Last.fm provides users with two links - one to the log in and another to the reset pages - where people can change passwords directly on and from the site. This will protect Last.fm users from falling victim to spam or phishing attempts. [cap...

2012 Olympics Scam May Lead Facebook Users to Malware

With so many people yearning after an Olympics ticket these days, criminal masterminds are working overtime on Facebook scams to lure people to malicious websites. 1 ticket, 2 tickets, 3 tickets… Seeing the 2012 London Olympics for free seems easier than counting sheep. A fresh scam is making rounds on Facebook, tempting users with fake Olympics tickets. The eventjacking masquerade may lead to malware, as t...

Dating Site eHarmony Confirms Password Breach Similar to LinkedIn’s

After the massive LinkedIn password breach, dating site eHarmony confirmed a smaller attack on its users. Around 1.5 million passwords were allegedly released on InsidePro, the same Russian forum that recently published LinkedIn hashes. “After investigating reports of compromised passwords, we have found that a small fraction of our user base has been affected,” said Becky Teraoka, the website’s representat...

Hackers Jailed for £26.9 Million Credit Card Fraud

Two “one-stop shop” hackers were sentenced in the UK for credit card fraud totalling more than £26.9 million.  According to Serious Organised Crime Agency officers, the actual loss is likely to be a lot more. The two cyber criminals provided various services to bank fraudsters and were sentenced to almost 3, and, respectively, 2 years in prison. Under the moniker of ‘t0pp8uzz’, Jay Moore set up the ‘Freshsh...

6.5 Million LinkedIn Hashed Passwords Exposed. Change Your Login Credentials Now!

A password list with roughly 6.5 million hashes that are apparently associated with user accounts of professional social network LinkedIn has shown up earlier today on cracking forums in Russia. Today's leak demonstrates once again that any data breach may have unpredictable effects on both users and the services they have signed up for. Fortunately for the compromised accounts, the 118-megabyte archive lea...

Android Malware Report – May 2012

With spring in its final days, it’s time to look at some of the freshly planted creepy crawlies that be awaiting harvest on our Android phones. A look at Android malware stats for the month of May show some new threats creeping up in our pie chart as well as some old  pests, such as Android.Trojan.FakeDoc.A, Android.Exploit.RATC.A, and Android.Exploit.GingerBreak.A. The newest contender to first place is An...

IPv6 Is Here. Ready to Embrace it?

Today’s massive transition to the (not so) new IPv6 marks a milestone in the evolution of the Internet – probably the most significant step since its inception. The Internet has suddenly become a larger place, with enough room to accommodate your home PC, your TV set, your laptop, your other laptop, your tablet, your cellphone, your dog and your dog’s cellphone. But how does this expansion – the size of the...

Facebook Issues Warnings to DNSChanger Victims

Jumping on board with the DNSChanger Working Group, Facebook began notifying users infected with DNSChanger via a warning message saying, “Your computer or network might be infected”. The rogue DNSChanger servers will permanently shut down on July 9 2012, meaning users have only a month to scan their PCs for faulty DNS settings and possibly prevent being cut off from the internet. "Facebook's Product Securi...

Google Bouncer Check Easy to Bypass, Proof-of-Concept Attack Shows

Researchers Jon Oberheide and Charlie Miller have successfully dodged the notorious Google Bouncer, a security system meant to analyze and reject malicious Android applications before they are published on Google Play. According to the findings detailed in the blog post, the researchers managed to implement a remote shell in an application they submitted for publication. When the Google Bouncer started to a...

Microsoft Rushes Update After Digital Certificate Abuse in Flamer

Microsoft has delivered a security patch via the Windows Update service to revoke three digital certificates that the Flamer malware has used to evade detection. The accompanying security advisory from the Redmond-based software vendor states that samples of Flamer malware using unauthorized digital certificates derived from a Microsoft Certificate Authority have been seen in the wild. Flamer, also known as...

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