New Scareware Campaign Tricks Users with Fake Antivirus

New Scareware Campaign Tricks Users with Fake Antivirus

A new type of scareware advertisement tricks users into believing their systems are infected and need expert help to remove the malware, Bitdefender warns. The malware-spreading me ...

Bitdefender Warns Stock Brokers of New ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Scam

Bitdefender Warns Stock Brokers of New ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Scam

Millions of penny stock spam emails have been flooding inboxes these days, spreading a new ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ scam and inflating stock values of a mineral deposit company based ...

Bitdefender’s Pick. Ada Lovelace Day. Celebrating the world’s original coder!

Bitdefender’s Pick. Ada Lovelace Day. Celebrating the world’s original coder!

What is Bitdefender's Pick? The enlightened minds of mathematicians, cryptographers, engineers, physicists, inventors and others have shaped the computer and the Internet into what ...

Emma Watson Leaked Facebook Video Reveals Trojans, Not Nude Pictures

Emma Watson Leaked Facebook Video Reveals Trojans, Not Nude Pictures

A new scam takes advantage of Emma Watson’s growing popularity, using the actress as bait to spread malware on Facebook, according to the Bitdefender Labs. The alleged sexy videos ...

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 ...

SysAdmins Should Lose Exclusive Root Access, Pen Testers Say

System aministrators should not be the only ones with root access rights in a company, penetration testers Aaron Beuhring and Kyle Salous said, according to The Register. To help enterprises deter hackers, the researchers shared a series of security commandments at the recent MIRCon conference in Washington. Companies should first make targeted malware too expensive by hardening their systems, the pen teste...

Apple’s Four-Digit Passcodes Still a Weak Link in iOS8 Encryption, Researcher Says

Apple's newly revised encryption system from iOS 8 is susceptible to brute-force attacks in certain circumstances as users pick four-digit passcodes, according to Joseph Bonneau's research. The new encryption system adopted in iOS 8 concerned US law enforcement because Apple would lack access to the encrypted user data, though it can still be vulnerable in some circumstances. "Users with any Simple Passcode...

Emma Watson Leaked Facebook Video Reveals Trojans, Not Nude Pictures

A new scam takes advantage of Emma Watson’s growing popularity, using the actress as bait to spread malware on Facebook, according to the Bitdefender Labs. The alleged sexy videos of the British actress drop more Trojans than actual pictures and, just as in many other sex tape scams, users don’t get to see the promised content. The scam comes a couple of weeks after a nude photo leak threat targeting Watson...

JPMorgan Hackers Breach Fidelity Investments; No Data Stolen

The JPMorgan hackers breached Fidelity Investments as well, but stole no confidential data from the mutual fund company, according to Reuters. The cyber-attack targeted another dozen financial institutions including the JPMorgan Chase breach, which affected 76 million households. While the US Secret Service and the FBI just started investigating, the media points fingers at Russia. Hackers didn’t manage to...

Adobe Digital Editions eBook Software Collects User Data and Sends it Back Unencrypted

Adobe's eBook reader software, Digital Editions 4 has been found to collect user data and eBook metadata and send them to Adobe's servers unencrypted, according an investigation by The Digital Reader. "Adobe is not only logging what users are doing, they’re also sending those logs to their servers in such a way that anyone running one of the servers in between can listen in and know everything," said Nate H...

ComputerCOP: The most dangerous way to spy on your kids’ online activity?

It's perfectly understandable that many parents are concerned about what their children might be doing on the internet. Are they the victims of cyberbullying? Discussing drugs or joining criminal gangs? Visiting adult websites? Being groomed by paedophiles or sharing inappropriate photographs online? The list goes on... But one thing you need to be very careful about is what technology - if any - you use to...

Hackers, Computer Errors May Kill in the Internet of Things, Europol Warns

Hacking and computer errors, currently mainly a concern in relation to fraud and data loss, could start causing injury and death in the near future with the increasing number of Internet-connected devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) era, according to a Europol report. The newness of the technology will heighten risks of failure, hacking and human error “and history suggests that such technology remains...

AT&T Insider Breach Exposes Customer Account Information

AT&T has suffered an insider breach that exposed customers’ account information including social security numbers and driver’s license numbers, according to an AT&T notification letter. The affected number of users is so far unknown as the breach was carried out in August by an employee who was able to access customers' account information. "We recently determined that one of our employees violated...

Hackers Compromise Yahoo! Servers

Hackers have breached Yahoo's servers over the past few weeks by allegedly using the Shellshock bug, according to Future South's blog post. If true, it may be the first confirmed exploitation of the Shellshock vulnerability, as at least two Yahoo Games servers have been breached due to an outdated bash version. "This breach is very serious, and jeopardizes every consumer that uses Yahoo! in any manner, from...

Indian Officials Allegedly Spied On by Pakistan’s Malware

Some 30 Indian officials are being surveyed without their knowledge through the FinFisher governmental spying system, according to a report issued by the Cyber Security and Privacy Foundation. A set of documents recently disclosed by WikiLeaks show how the spying program is used by the Pakistan government to target IP addresses of Indian officials to steal private data from their computers. The tool is know...

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