Cryptowall Makes a Comeback Via Malicious Help Files (CHM)

Cryptowall Makes a Comeback Via Malicious Help Files (CHM)

A new spam wave has hit hundreds of mailboxes with malicious .chm attachments to spread the infamous Cryptowall ransomware, malware researchers from Bitdefender Labs found. Interes ...

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 ...

Illicit Android Image Stamper Overlays All Images on Your Phone or Tablet

Android malware usually involves data-stealing Trojans or other malicious software that attempts to steal personal information or money. But we’ve encountered an interesting new threat that’s not bent on collecting data or even act covertly for that matter. Detected as Android.Trojan.Stamper.A, its purpose is to overwrite every image on your device with a predefined sample chosen by the attacker. We have en...

Four People Cuffed in Relation to Olympics Ticket Fraud

UK Police have made four arrests for London Olympics online fraud as part of an investigation into the unauthorized sale of Olympic and Paralympic tickets, according to a press release. Detectives from Operation Podium, supported by Leicestershire Police, arrested a 39-year-old man on 19 June on suspicion of fraud by misrepresentation and the unauthorized sale of Olympic tickets. A further two men (aged 33...

Moms Soothe Toddlers With Smartphones

Moms are increasingly swapping dummies and pacifiers for high-tech gadgets to calm bored or cranky toddlers and babies, according to a study by Asda. Some 27 per cent of mothers questioned in the survey prefer handing their babies a smartphone rather than a soothing toy. Though 40 per cent of moms restrict playtime to a couple of minutes, another 10 per cent admitted to leaving their tech-savvy babies to pl...

Top 10 Android Games for Budget-Aware, Malware Wary Users

Games are supposed to be fun.  However, knock offs of popular Android games downloaded from obscure marketplaces can be anything but. The Android mobile OS has seen its share of threats mostly spread through infected apps distributed via third-party markets. The runaway hit Angry Birds, as just one example, has been used on several occasions to disseminate malware. The more popular an Android game is, the m...

Winds of Change on Facebook: Subscription-Based Apps and Location-Specific Advertising

Facebook announced plans to further support app developers’ revenue growth by introducing a subscription payment system for all Facebook.com and mobile web apps. According to a blog post on the Facebook Developers page, this feature will be available as of July this year and is designed for developers to “establish a recurring revenue stream and offer updated content or premium experiences for a monthly fee...

Sci-Fi-Like Network Monitoring System Scans Darknet for Possible Attacks

A 3D real-time network monitoring and alert system named DAEDALUS (Direct Alert Environment for Darknet And Livenet Unified Security) was created to scan malicious packets sent by viruses inside a local network, rather than monitoring outbound traffic. Introducing the the concept in a 2009 research paper, Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) argues that it’s more ef...

Reckz0r’s Pastebin Bank Dump is Old News; Hacking Challenge Continues

Fresh news spread on Twitter of “over 79 large banks” breached by newly risen hacker Reckz0r, together with a Pastebin dump created by the same author to prove his deed, is building concern over cyber crooks. “Today's target is VISA & Mastercard, I will be only leaking a portion of the credit card information, as I cannot leak the entire data, it's too large, and this is the certain proof that i've hack...

iOS 6 Tightens Grip on Apps’ Access to Personal Data

Following a series of allegations of privacy infringement, apps running iOS 6 must require explicit user permission to access calendars, reminders, contacts and photos. In February 2012, Arun Thampi, a Ruby/iOS Developer in Singapore, made a discovery that sparked up a heated privacy-protection debate. Thampi found out that Path, a popular app in the App Store, accessed his address book and sent its content...

Cyber-Crime Prevention May Prove More Costly to UK Government Coffers

Only a fraction of the estimated £640 million the UK government spends every year toward measures against cybercrime is channeled toward law enforcement, according to a cybercrime study commissioned by the UK’s Ministry of Defence and carried out by a team of Cambridge University scholars, in cooperation with German, Dutch and American scientists. A shift of focus from surveillance and preventative actions...

Android App Earns Scammers Over 20 Million Yen

A malware-infected Android app that scammed users out of 20 million yen (£160,740) lead to the arrest of six men in Tokyo. Posing as a video playback app, the malware affected 9,252 users who visited an adult site believed to have been created to deliver the virus. Two IT executives were involved in the scam and the six-man operation was dismantled shortly after officials started investigating. Once install...

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