Scam Easter Basket Packed with Fake Vouchers, Viagra and Religious Fraud

Scam Easter Basket Packed with Fake Vouchers, Viagra and Religious Fraud

Cyber-criminals are hiding dangerous goodies among the Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies that users are hoping for, warns antivirus software provider Bitdefender. The increasing wa ...

Warlords of Draenor Pre-Install Phishes for WoW players’ accounts

Warlords of Draenor Pre-Install Phishes for WoW players’ accounts

World of Warcraft players need to ignore the unexpected e-mails that pop up into their inboxes offering professional skills, automatic upgrades for the role of class 60. Because th ...

Facebook Follower Scam Prompts Victims to Inject Themselves with Dangerous Code

Facebook Follower Scam Prompts Victims to Inject Themselves with Dangerous Code

More than 17,000 Facebook users were tricked by a bold scam that promised them over 100,000 followers on the social network and made them willingly inject dangerous code in their b ...

Caution Advised as Heartbleed Poses Serious Security Threat

Caution Advised as Heartbleed Poses Serious Security Threat

A potentially damaging flaw has been discovered with the OpenSSL libraries that will likely trigger reactions ranging from mild concern to paranoia.  We may never fully know the ex ...

Instead of Football Matches, Apps Play Unauthorized Code

Instead of Football Matches, Apps Play Unauthorized Code

The highly anticipated World Cup 2014 may turn hazardous for smartphone-wielding fans, according to Bitdefender findings. FIFA World Cup 2014 Live Match, a free app from Google Pla ...

Scammers Blitz Brits with Bogus Invoices

Scammers Blitz Brits with Bogus Invoices

Scammers targeted Brits’ banking information with a malicious spam campaign that accounted for 0.5 percent of 3 million randomly chosen bogus messages in a matter of hours.  The e- ...

Tinder Invaded by Bots Spreading ‘Castle Clash’ Downloads

Tinder Invaded by Bots Spreading ‘Castle Clash’ Downloads

A series of bots have invaded dating app Tinder and are spreading “Castle Clash” downloads after luring users with tempting profiles and pictures. The Bitdefender Labs are currentl ...

Fans Tricked with Fake Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015

Bitdefender fans are not the only ones excited about the 2015 suite release in the works - scammers are also preoccupied with the new antivirus edition. They have started promoting fraudulent links on YouTube and Facebook promising the 2015 edition. The fake Bitdefender antivirus download posted on YouTube leads users to fraudulent surveys and premium SMS scams. The video had hundreds of views and several F...

Phishing and Adware Marks US Tax Season

Bitdefender has detected two types of scams that impersonate the Internal Revenue Service to phish for US citizens’ identification data as the country nears the end of tax season. The refund phishing scams promise users thousands of dollars in tax rebates and silently steal sensitive authentication data through phishing forms. The collected info is likely later sold on underground markets and used to steer ...

China Plans to Boost Internet Security after Huawei Spying Report

China plans to beef up internet security after allegations that the US National Security Agency spied on one of the country’s major telecommunications companies, according to Reuters. The Defense Ministry accused the US of “hypocrisy and despotic rule,” following news that the NSA infiltrated Huawei Technologies’ servers. "For a while now, some Americans have jabbered on and on, condemning Chinese hacking a...

Android OS Update Process Vulnerable to Exploitation

A new type of security vulnerability has been found in the Android system’s updating process, which can be exploited to steal sensitive data, alter security configurations and even block installation of critical system services, according to joint research by the University of Indiana and Microsoft. The so-called Pileup flaws hidden inside the Android Package Management Service (PMS) allow a malicious app t...

NSA Spied on Chinese Telecom Manufacturer; Chinese Government Also Targeted

The US National Security Agency reportedly spied on the major Chinese networking company Huawei during an intelligence campaign against China, according to German news magazine Der Spiegel. Chinese politicians such as former president Hu Jintao, the Trade Ministry, as well as banks and telecommunications companies were also targeted. Documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed the 2009...

Wave of phishing and malware marks UK tax season

We know it’s UK tax season when spammers start sending Brits false tax refund forms by e-mail to steal identities and money-related information. Bitdefender Anti-Spam Lab points to a total of 10,000 tax-related e-mails sent in a single day in the first week of March.  E-mails scams promise users hundreds of pounds, then silently steal sensitive authentication data either through phishing forms or by deployi...

National Geographic Fans Targeted with Mobile Scareware

Mobile users of the National Geographic website are targeted with scareware saying they have been infected with malware, according to the Bitdefender Labs. They are then abusively redirected to a Google Play app that would clean their Android device. The ad poses as a message from the news.nationalgeographic.com page. “Your Android has been infected with a virus,” the deceptive alert reads. “Tap OK to remov...

Nigerian Scams Turn Ukrainian

Scammers are seeking victims from among the good-hearted with fake distress e-mail cries allegedly from vacationers who cannot leave Ukraine. Amid the social and political strife in Ukraine, scammers have adjusted Nigerian scam scripts to hook kind-hearted strangers and have them send moderate sums of money to scammers’ accounts. Bitdefender anti-spam labs spotted a trend in the messages: They claim to come...

Tor Browser in Apple’s App Store Still Packed with Spyware and Adware

The Tor Browser in Apple’s app store is allegedly still packed with spyware and adware despite repeated complaints, according to Softpedia. The tech giant hasn’t yet removed the application that is said to be fake. Tor president Roger Dingledine is seeking help from experts in the security industry.  “I mailed Window Snyder and Jon Callas to see if they can get us past the bureaucracy,” Tor Project’s co-fou...

Samsung Backdoor Capable of Siphoning Data Remotely, Replicant Developers Say

Developers of the free Android library Replicant have discovered a backdoor in Samsung’s proprietary software capable of siphoning storage data remotely, according to The Free Software Foundation. The proprietary program manages the modem communication protocol. Today, smartphones have two distinctive processors; on one runs the operating system and on the other one, known as modem, runs a proprietary syste...

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