Bitdefender’s Pick. Amazon, Google and Apple Ramp up Competition in Internet of Things; Hackers Await

Bitdefender’s Pick. Amazon, Google and Apple Ramp up Competition in Internet of Things; Hackers Await

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 ...

ShellShock Roundup: What to do if You are Vulnerable

ShellShock Roundup: What to do if You are Vulnerable

A security vulnerability on the GNU Bourne Again Shell reported Wednesday is claiming victims in the wild. The flaw – known to the tech world as CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169 - a ...

Malware Writers Target SMB Employees with Fake Policy Violation

Malware Writers Target SMB Employees with Fake Policy Violation

A new cyber-crime attack tricks SMB employees into downloading Zbot and other Trojans by accusing them of violating company policy, according to antivirus software provider Bitdefe ...

Russian Hackers Promise Anti-Government Software, Deliver Kelihos Trojan Instead, Bitdefender Warns

Russian Hackers Promise Anti-Government Software, Deliver Kelihos Trojan Instead, Bitdefender Warns

A self-proclaimed hacker community from Russia installs data-stealing malware on users’ machines by pretending the software was designed to attack Western governments and the US, a ...

New Viral Video Scam on Facebook: ‘Girl Killed by Husband for Kissing Another Man’

New Viral Video Scam on Facebook: ‘Girl Killed by Husband for Kissing Another Man’

A new viral video scam has lured thousands of Facebook users with a fake tape of a girl killed by her husband because she kissed another man, according to Bitdefender. The antiviru ...

Scammers Ditch Taylor Swift and Disneyland from Top 10 Facebook Baits

Scammers Ditch Taylor Swift and Disneyland from Top 10 Facebook Baits

American singer and actress Taylor Swift has lost her scam ‘mojo’, as her fake sex tape spreading on Facebook was excluded from the top ten most successful scam baits, according to ...

Funny Video Facebook Scam Drops Not so Funny Trojan, Bitdefender Warns

Funny Video Facebook Scam Drops Not so Funny Trojan, Bitdefender Warns

A new “funny” video spreading on Facebook drops a not so hilarious Trojan on users’ computers, according to research by antivirus software provider Bitdefender. The malware can acc ...

iPhone 6 Users Trolled by 4Chan’s iBend Prank

STOP bending your new iPhone 6! Even though the iPhone 6 architecture allows for bending due to the distribution of components and the new aluminum case, actually bending it is not very smart. The Daily Dot reports that 4chan pranksters are trying to persuade iPhone 6 owners to bend their smartphones. The prank, also known as Bend or iFlex, follows a series of reports of the iPhone 6 flaw shortly after its ...

Linux, OS X Users May Be Vulnerable to Bash Flaw Exploit

A bug discovered in Bash Shell, a command-line interface used by Linux and Unix, could leave web servers, systems and embedded devices such as routers vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Cyber-criminals are getting ready to launch multiple attacks, and Bitdefender warns users and sys admins to be cautious with the vulnerability.  Although code allowing the exploit of Bash-using CGI scripts is already available on ...

Malware Writers Target SMB Employees with Fake Policy Violation

A new cyber-crime attack tricks SMB employees into downloading Zbot and other Trojans by accusing them of violating company policy, according to antivirus software provider Bitdefender. The spam wave started to accelerate a week ago with dozens of unique .ARJ compressed files infecting computers, as the Bitdefender AntiSpam Laboratory has determined.  The malware attack is based on Zbot or Zeus, which inclu...

What Happens to Your Stolen Credit Card Data? A Glimpse into Underground Markets

Everyone feels a nagging sliver of doubt when they hear about high-profile breaches like those of Target, Neiman Marcus or Home Depot. Is my data in the hands of thieves? Is it safely hidden in the sea of stolen data? So what really happens with the millions of stolen credentials? Obviously, cyber-thieves prefer to target large numbers of users with a single attack rather than go after one at a time – it sa...

Beware of Bogus FIFA 15 Crack & Keygen Scams; Bitdefender Warns

As always when a big release is expected, scammer are just around the corner, waiting for users to fall into their traps. Such is the case, of course, with FIFA 15, the well-known Electronic Arts sports franchise released today. Scammers right now are employing most any method they can get dream up, from fake blogs or web sites well-ranked in Google searches to survey downloads. Here are a few print screens...

No prizes for guessing where this virus-spreading teenager turned bitter IT security guy ended up working…

If you're a major US retailer you probably want to check that you've got good guys working in your IT security department, right? So, what on earth went wrong at Home Depot - which has recently had to admit that hackers had used malware to steal some 56 million customers' credit card details from its North American stores, outranking even the Target breach for its breadth and scale. I'm not saying that the ...

Government Gateway attack attempts to spread malware, with a little help from a body builder

If you live in the UK, chances are that you may find yourself using the Government Gateway website. The Government Gateway website, which resides at www.gateway.gov.uk, is the central portal that British citizens can use for any number of government services. Whether you're filing your self assessment tax return, replacing your driving license, or allocating ear tags for sheep and goats (yes, really...) the...

Nude Selfies of Kim Kardashian Leaked Online

New nude selfies of Kim Kardashian have been leaked online as part of #thefappening wave, according to The Register. The leak comes almost three weeks after the first wave of leaked nude celebrity photos that unleashed a global scandal. The Kardashian photos were first leaked on 4Chan and Reddit but the administrators quickly removed the nude selfies. Still, nude selfies of Kardashian are making the rounds ...

Apple Does Not Read Your Emails, CEO Says

Apple continues its series of security and privacy updates, refreshing its Privacy Policy in view of the iOS 8 launch, according to macworld.com. In a public message on the company’s privacy page, CEO Tim Cook discussed how the company treats users’ data: “We don’t build a profile based on your email content or web browsing habits to sell to advertisers," he said. "We don’t 'monetize' the information you st...

Home Depot Breach Exposes 56 Million Credit Cards

An estimated 56 million credit cards have been exposed in the Home Depot security breach from September 2, according to Home Depot's investigation update. Home Depot detected the breach in early September after law enforcement and some of its banking partners reported the problem. "Criminals used unique, custom-built malware to evade detection," the company said in a press release. "The malware had not been...

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