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 ...

Internet Traffic to Surpass One Zettabyte in 2016, Cisco Report Says

In less than four years, global Internet traffic will reach nearly 1.3 zettabytes as more and more devices interconnect in the World-Wide-Web. According to a report by networking solutions provider Cisco, the amount of data exchanged across the internet will be larger than all the data exchanged in history up to 2012. A zettabyte (or one billion billion terabytes) is the equivalent of 38 million DVDs of dat...

American Company Fights Card Phishing. Greeting Card, That Is.

A new technology to fend off greeting card phishing is reportedly being put in place by service provider American Greetings in collaboration with security outlet Agari. The technology is dubbed DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance) and will add a layer of protection for users who send and receive electronic greeting cards. On the technical side, DMARC is a verification syste...

Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop on Facebook

Shopping tip of the day: don’t take free shoe offers on Facebook at face value. One look at the page that asks for a Like & Share tribute will give you an idea of what it’s like to walk in Loubouscammers or Blahnitricksters. Putting our hippest foot forward, we get caught in a truly enlightening convers(e)ation  on manners. This is where we find out that it’s polite to wave and smile or just nod (but no...

Most Employers to Monitor Social Media for Security

Six times more corporations will be stalking social media by 2015 to prevent security breaches, said a recent Gartner report. The IT research organization found that 60 per cent of companies will monitor channels such as Facebook and LinkedIn to prevent e-threats in three years from now. According to Gartner, many employers already monitor social media, but less than 10 per cent use the same techniques for...

Self-Appointed “Justice League” Joins Online Privacy Fight

A new organization named Internet Defense League is joining the fight against CISPA and other such organizations in the hopes of acting as an early-warning system against online privacy threats. The self-appointed internet freedom fighter group, led by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, hopes to strike hard and early at federal bills such as SOPA or PIPA . By signing up websites to help spread the word of an...

Smart Devices and Their Blind Spot

If Internet-connected device, other than your regular PC, seemed eccentric a few years back, today smartphones are a standard. And a fast growing number and variety of smart appliances follow this trend of web-connectivity and data-exchange. Of course unlimited Internet access comes with 24-hour-a-day risk. From mid-range television sets and smart meter installations to intelligent stoves, microwaves or fri...

Everything You Need to Know About Flamer.A – World’s Most Sophisticated Cyber-Weapon

In 2010, the world stopped spinning for a moment, as evidence of a highly complex piece of malware hitting a nuclear research facility in Iran started to emerge. Two years later, the discovery of another e-threat shows that the team behind Stuxnet and Duqu had another offspring that was even more complex and persistent. The e-threat - dubbed Trojan.Flamer.A – was also isolated in Iran earlier in May. Prelim...

Nebraska Student Information System Breached by Cyber Attack

The Nebraska Student Information System (NeSIS) was breached in a cyber-attack and record of 650,000 individuals were compromised. The University of Nebraska is leading an investigation to identify the hacker and the motives. With numbers, addresses, grades, transcripts, housing and financial aid information exposed, the University of Nebraska assures everyone that no credit card data was exposed and it has...

Free [not]Beer Internet for All from #opindia_back, Benign Till June 9?

Anonymous India calls for a non-violent protest against Internet censorship on June 9, 2012. Vehicles and “harmful items”, as well as “fire or burning at all” are banned. Guy Fawkes masks, banners and recording devices are welcome.  Prospective participants are advised to keep at least 50 meters away from police but hand over “anyone who causes violence” to the authorities. “Behind this mask is an idea and...

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...

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