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 ...

Exploring the Power of a Single Click

Exploring the Power of a Single Click

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ― Leonardo da Vinci In a world of increasingly complicated and complex products, computer users are at risk of overwhelm. Obscure techn ...

Scammers Cite Huffington Story of Lost Japanese Riches to Dupe Victims

Scammers Cite Huffington Story of Lost Japanese Riches to Dupe Victims

“Nigerian” scammers are citing media outlets such as The Huffington Post to lend credit to their enrichment promises. A new wave of bogus messages is flooding inboxes with the temp ...

Parking Fine Scam Drops Zbot on Computers in UK

Parking Fine Scam Drops Zbot on Computers in UK

A wave of parking fine spam continues to infect computers in the UK with Zeus, or the Zbot Trojan, seeking to steal confidential information, according to Bitdefender. So far, the ...

Facebook’s privacy dinosaur will check your settings for you

Facebook has announced that it has started rolling out a new feature which will help you "review and control who you're sharing with" on the world's biggest social network. With a little help from a blue dinosaur cartoon character, the "Privacy Checkup" will allow you quickly review your privacy settings, and see if you're comfortable with how your account is configured. Unless you're a privacy ninja who fe...

Anonymous Launches Operation Pakistan (#OpPakistan) Amid Pakistani Anti-Government Clashes

The Anonymous hacker group is targeting Pakistani government web sites as they launch the #OpPakistan campaign amid anti-government clashes with Pakistani law enforcement, according to their web site. Nearly three weeks have passed since opposition leader Imran Khan and cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri have led the protests against Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif. They demanded the resignation of the Pakistani PM due to vot...

Hackers attack Namecheap accounts – are you still reusing passwords?

Popular domain registrar and web-hosting provider Namecheap has announced that hackers launched a determined attack against its systems over the weekend, attempting to break into users' accounts. According to the Los Angeles-based company, its intrusion detection systems alerted engineers to a "much higher than normal load" against its login systems, as multiple attempts were made to access Namecheap.com ac...

Home Depot Investigates Possible Credit Card Breach

American retailer Home Depot began an internal investigation after a report that customer data and card credentials were stolen from its systems and sold on black markets, according to security researcher Brian Krebs. “I can confirm we are looking into some unusual activity and we are working with our banking partners and law enforcement to investigate,” Paula Drake, the company’s spokesperson said. Multipl...

Celebrities Nude Pic Hacker Accidentally Leaves Clues to Identity

The anonymous hacker who leaked nude photographs of high-profile female celebrities after claiming to have breached their iCloud accounts also left clues about his identity on the way. According to Softpedia, the hacker accidentally revealed his network location and the name of the HomeGroup sharing functionality in a screenshot showing the stolen files. After further investigation, it appears the hacker is...

Oops! Mozilla left thousands of email addresses and passwords lying around (again)

For second time in a month, Mozilla - famous for the Firefox web browser - has had to warn that thousands of email addresses and passwords were left lying around on a server that the public could easily access. At the beginning of August members of the Mozilla developer community were warned that approximately 76,000 email addresses and 4,000 encrypted passwords had been left on a publicly accessible server...

US Banks Including JPMorgan Hit in Wave of Cyber-attacks

A number of major financial institutions, including JPMorgan Chase and allegedly four others, have been hit by cyber-attacks this month, according to the New York Times. It appears that hackers breached their networks through a zero-day vulnerability in a bank website and did not disrupt banking services. JPMorgan has not clearly confirmed it was a victim of the attack. “Companies of our size unfortunately ...

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, according to antivirus software company Bitdefender.  With the Ukrainian conflict in mind, hackers have crafted ingenious spam messages that help them deliver the Trojan to those who support the Russian “cause” and dislike measures...

Online gaming data breach affects millions in South Korea

South Koreans must handle the consequences of yet another enormous data breach, this time from online gaming. A staggering three-quarters of the entire South Korean population was affected, with ages ranging from 15 to 65. It would be an impressive enough statistic to learn that three-quarters of South Koreans are involved in some sort of online gaming platform to begin with, but this data breach stretches ...

NSA Surveillance Search Engine Built to Share and Search 850 Billion Metadata Records

The newest Snowden revelations have brought to light the existence of a metadata search engine built by the US National Security Agency, according to The Intercept. Details on phone calls, cellphone locations, emails and internet messages are included in the more than 850 billion metadata records.   Photo Credit: The Intercept "ICREACH contains information on the private communications of foreigners and, it...

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