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 ...

Win a MacBook Air with Bitdefender #hugamac

Win a MacBook Air with Bitdefender #hugamac

Here’s your chance to win a brand new 13” MacBook Air by just posting a selfie with your current Mac, followed by the hashtag #hugamac. You can use Facebook, Twitter, and even Inst ...

GitHub Spammed to Sell Repair Services, Bitdefender Alerts

Popular code repository GitHub is full of annoying sales messages from Indonesian spammers, Bitdefender researchers found. The developer community is under siege after sales messages have poisoned a large number of project threads, much to the annoyance of GitHub members. “Someone used the code of my plugin to sell stuff I’ve never heard about,” a developer said. An account owner, under the name of Rx150, p...

Bitdefender Wins `Product of the Year’ in Independent Testing

Bitdefender, the creator of innovative antivirus software solutions, was awarded Product of the Year by AV-Comparatives for a second time after a year of rigorous independent testing confirmed its world-leading blend of iron-clad protection, ease of use and low system impact. Bitdefender, which also won the award in 2013, beat out 22 other leading security providers for the top prize, including Symantec, Mc...

Is Data Privacy Vanishing? Not if YOU do something about it

We all speak in favor of data protection, but what about our actions? Internet users claim to care about their privacy and financial data but, in reality, an alarming number of them fail to take basic measures to secure their bank accounts or digital identity. Despite fears of being hacked, 30% of Americans reuse their passwords for all their online accounts, as discovered in a recent study  by Bitdefender,...

Psssh. Taylor Swift Gets New Passwords and Lizard Squad Gets … “NOTHING”

The Twitter and Instagram accounts of pop singer Taylor Swift fell victim to a hack that, while lasting only 15 minutes, invited her 51 million fans to follow hackers’ accounts, according to The Guardian. Photo credits: The Guardian The two Twitter handles, @lizzard and @veriuser, allegedly belong to the leader of the Lizard Squad. Both Twitter accounts were briefly suspended. Taylor confirmed the hack on h...

404 Plane Not Found – Hackers Claiming to Represent ISIS Hit Malaysian Airlines

ISIS, known for gruesome videos of beheading innocent captives, has either developed a sense of humor, albeit a distasteful one, or has attracted a delinquent fan-boy following. Attackers claiming to represent ISIS carried out a denial-of-service attack on the website of national carrier Malaysia Airlines (MAS), compromising its domain name system, according to news reports. The message “404-Plane Not Found...

Lizard Squad blamed for Facebook downtime. Facebook says “Err.. no”

Hacking gang jokers Lizard Squad appeared to be taking credit for Facebook and Instagram falling off the web earlier today, but you - and the media - shouldn't be too quick to believe them. In a tweet the notorious hacking crew, who previously attacked XBox Live and PlayStation Network gaming services over Christmas, referenced the the problems being experienced by various social networks earlier today. And...

Empty MS Office Documents Spark Suspicions, Bitdefender Says

Bitdefender, the innovative antivirus software provider, is warning MS Office users against a spam campaign that tricks antispam filters to allow spam freely into mailboxes. A clean Microsoft Office file is attached to these e-mails. Or so it seems! If you recently received an odd tax return or a remittance from a bank, you might not want to open the file. For a few days, cybercriminals have sent targeted e...

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 mirrored by the cyber-criminal(s) in order to prevent an early takedown. UPDATE: there are a number of similar scams in circulation as of today which are targeting particullarly Spanish-speaking users. Unlike the scam we documented bel...

Leaked Minecraft passwords aren’t the result of hack, says Microsoft

There's good news if you're a fan of the online game Minecraft. Microsoft, the parent company of Minecraft developer Mojang, has confirmed that Minecraft has not been hacked. Concerns were raised that a breach might have been the reason behind over 1800 users' credentials appearing on Pastebin, as reported by Hot for Security and Heise, however it always seemed more likely that the login details had been st...

GCHQ took less than 10 minutes to covertly scoop up 70,000 emails – and it’s a disgrace

It's a strange and disturbing world we are living in. Politicians are calling for encrypted communications to be outlawed if they do not have a backdoor through which law-enforcement can spy upon conversations. Intelligence chiefs are pronouncing that "We can’t stop terrorism, unless we spy on the innocent." What's clear is that there is an almighty fight kicking off between those who believe the public sho...

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