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 ...

Hottest Snapchats – Another Early 2015 Facebook Scam!

Hottest Snapchats – Another Early 2015 Facebook Scam!

A spam campaign revealing the 10 “hottest snapchats” is a new entry to the long list of Facebook scams flooding the social media platform in 2015, according to Bitdefender Online T ...

Bitdefender’s Pick. Celebrating Asimov, the writer who focused on AI and coined the term ‘robotics’

Bitdefender’s Pick. Celebrating Asimov, the writer who focused on AI and coined the term ‘robotics’

What is Bitdefender's Pick? The enlightened minds of mathematicians, cryptographers, engineers, physicists, inventors and others have shaped the computer and the Internet into what ...

Top 10 Data Breaches of 2014; Lessons Learned for a Safer 2015

Top 10 Data Breaches of 2014; Lessons Learned for a Safer 2015

2014 was a memorable year for large-scale cybersecurity breaches. Target started the year on the wrong foot, exposing 110 million people’s personal information. Then, Sony Pictures ...

Top 5 Social Media Security Predictions of 2015

Top 5 Social Media Security Predictions of 2015

Mobile ransomware, targeted job fraud, and Trojans lurking behind shocking videos are all expected to make their appearance on social media in 2015, security software solutions pro ...

Stalkers, Nude Photos and Beheadings: Top Facebook Scams and Malware Attacks in 2014

Stalkers, Nude Photos and Beheadings: Top Facebook Scams and Malware Attacks in 2014

Millions of people fell for Facebook scams in 2014. They lost money, reputation and even their jobs after simply clicking on the wrong social media link. Though security experts, c ...

Cyber Attack Hits 123,000 Thrift Savings Plan Members; No Data Misused

The US Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) said a cyber attack against one of its third party service providers, Serco Inc., apparently did not result in misuse of data of its Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). The unauthorized access reported by the FBI in April is estimated to have led to personal information exposure for approximately 123,000 TSB participants. “There is no indication that any of t...

Chinese Microbloggers to Play It Nice?

Ever since the Chinese government’s temporary ban on its comment feature, SinaWeibo, the Chinese Twitter homologue, has been devising new terms and conditions to help verify users’ identity and eliminate forbidden forms of communication. Among other things, users should not send messages that “spread rumors, disrupt social order, and destroy societal stability” or that “call for disruption of social order t...

Fake Diablo III Cracks Emerge

The long-awaited Diablo III was launched May 15th 2012 and with it came an avalanche of phishing scams and email spams designed to prey on gamer’s weakness for Blizzard’s title. While the open beta is long gone and phishing for login credentials is now meaningless, we have yet to see the full fallout of this event. For instance, some dubious websites lure fans with Diablo III game cracks that are either in...

Malware-Bundled Spam Run Keeps Your Boss in Carbon-Copy

When it comes to spam, cyber-crooks have always shown new and creative ways to dupe the unwary. From fake Facebook reset passwords and curriculum vitae suggestions to naked pictures with one’s teenage girl, one might think they've seen it all. Today’s spam run comes disguised as a notification about an undeliverable parcel sent through DHL. Visually, the message has everything to really make the user believ...

Android Con Ends in £50,000 Fine for Premium Rate Number Provider

PhonepayPlus, UK’s telephone services regulator, fined A1 Agregator Limited £50,000 for enabling the premium rate payment system that allowed perpetrators to steal from innocent smart phone users. Google Play, former known as Android Market, was flooded with malicious applications guised as popular game brands such as Assassins Creed, Cut the Rope or Angry Birds at the end of last year. Advertised as free,...

O-Day Exploit May Cause WHMCS More Security Trouble

WHMCS, whose customers had their usernames, passwords and credit card numbers made public early this week as a result of a breach, may face further security problems, according to security journalist Brian Krebs. A malicious tool called WHMCS 0-Day started popping up on underground forums a couple of months ago where cyber-criminals buy and sell tools and technologies they use. This tool appears to automati...

Cyber Criminals Pose as HMRC to Capitalize on UK Tax Rebates

As UK taxpayers await tax refunds, a malicious spam campaign analyzed by Bitdefender labs is seducing them with a false promise of £209.87 under the guise of HMRC officials. According to Which.co.uk, “over 3 million to start receiving tax refund payouts [last] week, 14/05/12”. The number of potential victims is significant. The suggestive subject tag NOTICE OF TAX RETURN FOR YEAR 2011, the signature of an O...

Diablo III Craze On Phish & Maze Diet

If you are NOT one of the 4.7 million people to have financially fueled the biggest PC game launch in history, but instead crave a free battle with Azmodan, the Lord of Sin, and Belial, the Lord of Lies, prepare for some bruises from the real world as well. We’ve all found out (ever since before the beginning of the glittery 80s) that video has, indeed, killed the radio star. No news to be broken on the vid...

Top 10 Hacker Headline Arrests So Far This Year

Months into 2012 - the year the world’s supposed to come to an end - hackers have been very busy keeping their hands out of their pockets and deep into their victims’. Police walked their legs off and handcuffed the guilty - many of whom didn’t step out of boyhood yet. Police nabbed a pack of hackers this year, one more notorious than the next. Though they were painted as dangerous criminal minds working in...

Fresh Escort Scam Leads People Straight to Divorce

A new escort scam that causes a lot of divorces caught the eye of the FBI. According to the latest report from the Internet Crime Complaint Center, the agency received several complaints regarding a website that allegedly snatches identities and damages victims’ reputation. The prank mechanism is rather simple: after scammers steal people’s IDs, they post pictures on the escort web site along with slanderou...

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