Machine Learning Technologies Make the Internet More Secure

Machine Learning Technologies Make the Internet More Secure

Asimov’s positronic brain may still be just literature for now, but artificial intelligence is already making the difference in computer security technologies. Bitdefender 2015, cr ...

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 ...

MySQL, MariaDB Flaw Allows Root Access with Wrong Passwords

A critical vulnerability in the MySQL and MariaDB database servers allows attackers to gain root access with wrong passwords - if they are persistent enough. This flaw affects one of the most popular database systems in the world and can result in significant data loss when successfully exploited. To add insult to injury, the exploitation technique is a no-brainer, as all the attacker has to do is keep tryi...

UK Laws to Unmask the Identity of Internet Bullies

The UK Government will amend the Defamation Bill to make websites disclose the identity of people who post offensive messages online. Their identification will be possible without costly, time-consuming legal trials. Websites will be asked to cooperate and give away the identity of vicious commenters who choose to anonymously insult and denigrate others by trolling articles on various sites. That means vict...

LinkedIn Password Change Notification Randomly Sent to Previous Employers

After the leak of roughly 6.5 million hashed passwords last week and the failed “mandatory password update for the affected accounts”, LinkedIn’s password reset confirmation e-mail has backfired by disclosing the reset to victims’ previous employers. The password-reset confirmation appears to be randomly sent to a number of e-mail addresses the user is likely connected with. Based on our observations, these...

Iran Wants US to Put the Finger on Its Oil Ministry Hackers

Iranian Police say they have traced the attackers of the oil plant computers back in US and now expect American authorities to disclose the identities of the IPs, so Iran can sue them for sabotage. The case was pursued by the Iranian foreign ministry and the Interpol. “2 American IPs were identified in the (cyber) attack against the oil ministry,” said Seyed Kamal Hadianfar , Head of Information Production...

Hackers Exploit League of Legends Vulnerability; 11 Passwords Shared by 10,000 Players Each

League of Legends found some of its EU West and EU Nordic and East databases were illegally accessed with some player account information ending up in hackers’ hands, according to an official security warning posted by Marc Merill and by Brandon Beck, co-founders of Riot Games. According to the same post, password complexity appears to be a main cause of the incident. Although the company encrypts users’ pa...

India to Exercise Cyber Muscle

The Indian government plans to strengthen its cyber protection measures and appoint specific agencies to be prepared to carry out cyber attacks on other countries, according to unofficial sources cited by The Times of India. The two government bodies in charge of potential cyber offensives are the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) and National Technical Research Organization (NTRO), while other agencies wou...

Australia Presents Customized Security Standard for .au TLD

The .au Domain Administration (auDA) proposed new criteria for domain-name registration meant to make Australian domain registries more secure. Industry Advisory Panel has drafted auDa Information Security Standard (ISS) to help "registrars to manage and improve the security of their own businesses in a way that also protects the integrity and stability of the .au domain space". [caption id="attachment_2274...

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...

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