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 ...

Bureau of Justice Hacked, With 1.7GB of Data Leaked on Torrents

Anonymous has allegedly attacked the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics, posting 1.7GB of information as a torrent on The Pirate Bay. The hacktivist group uploaded a file claiming it contained lots of personal data.  “Within the booty you may find lots of shiny things such as internal emails, and the entire database dump,” the alleged hackers said. “We Lulzed as they took the website down after bein...

Spam with Malicious Attachments Rising

While the volume of spam messages is falling, the number of messages containing malicious attachments increased, meaning that spam is growing more dangerous even as it becomes less prevalent , according to a Bitdefender study. The number of malicious attachments in January of this year rose 4 percent from the same period of last year, even as the overall number of spam messages sent dropped by more than 16...

Security Don’ts: Patient Data Faxed to the Wrong Number for Months

The Information Commissioner’s Office slapped a London Community Healthcare trust with a £90,000 fine after it was found guilty of faxing confidential patient’s data to the wrong number for months. The breach was discovered in March when patient lists from the Pembridge Palliative Care Unit, intended for St John’s Hospice, were faxed to the wrong number. The process went on for three months, in which 45 fax...

Anon May Shoot Down Indian Government Web Site

#Opindia has just launched a “FIRE FIRE FIRE” tweet apparently directed at the Indian Parliament web site. This announcement comes only one day after Anonymous allegedly engaged in an internet censorship protest movement by taking down the web site of Computer Emergency Response Team, the major Indian agency designed to respond to computer security incidents. "We aren't harming the websites or changing thei...

Bogus Facebook App Leads to Potential Android Malware

The potential path to having your mobile infected with malware has just taken a tricky turn, as we’ve detected bogus Facebook apps that illegitimately redirect mobile traffic towards Android apps. Two legitimate apps like “Lista de Verificación del Amante Ideal” and “Lista de Verificare pentru Iubit(a)” (that’s Spanish and Romanian for “Girlfriend Checklist”) have been duplicated and used to promote Android...

Mobile Data of British Suspects to Be “Arrested”

Law enforcement has quite an arsenal to access personal data to chase suspects, but installing remote access Trojans to pry on users’ online activity or simply sending a subpoena to the ISP is so out of fashion. According to the official announcement issued by Radio Tactics, a company that specializes in forensic software, 16 London boroughs have been equipped with the ACESO mobile device data extraction so...

Company Connects Your Toaster, Blender to the Internet for $25

Total connectivity with household appliances is a goal that only the tech-savvy or the inhabitants of futuristic houses have managed to achieve so far, but start-up Electric Imp promises to deliver it to the masses for about $25 per device. Founded by former iPhone engineering manager Hugo Fiennes, ex-Gmail designer Kevin Fox, and firmware designer Peter Hartley, the startup aims at bringing Internet connec...

Top 5: Corporate Losses Due to Hacking

Last year wasn’t called “The Year of the Hack” for nothing. Companies lost untold sums of money because of cyber attacks. In 2012, businesses still face many online threats and continue to be exploited because of lax security measures. Hackers targeted major companies including Sony, RSA Security, and Citigroup, but also governmental websites and smaller firms. Many companies could have prevented the attack...

Man Gets Convicted for Hijacking Facebook Account

21 year-old Gareth Crosskey has been sentenced to 12 months in jail after logging into a Facebook account without authorization. The sentence, pronounced yesterday at the Southwark Crown Court in the UK, concludes an investigation started in mid-July by the Metropolitan Police Service's Police Central e-Crime Unit. Crosskey accessed the Facebook and the private e-mail account of a US-based individual on Jan...

Wi-Fi-Based Localization Not that Invasive, Tracking Company Claims

Mobile marketing is nothing new, given that SMS advertising and Bluetooth proximity broadcasts have been around for years, but tracking companies still have great plans for handset owners. A new startup called Euclid Elements plans to track retail shoppers by monitoring the MAC addresses their Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones broadcast usually and identify returning customers while keeping their privacy a priority...

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