Dyre Threat – Infected Emails Diversify Tactics to Target Thousands of Users, Bitdefender Finds

Dyre Threat – Infected Emails Diversify Tactics to Target Thousands of Users, Bitdefender Finds

Another global spam campaign spreading banking Trojan Dyre hit users Inboxes in recent days, using various approaches to maximize damage, Bitdefender malware analysts found. Thousa ...

Bitdefender Products Ready to Embrace Windows 10

Bitdefender Products Ready to Embrace Windows 10

Microsoft will release what is touted to be the largest overhaul of the Windows operating system ever in less than one month. The Developer Preview builds made available to Windows ...

PC MAG Editor’s Choice for all three Bitdefender Windows solutions

PC MAG Editor’s Choice for all three Bitdefender Windows solutions

You will be pleased to know that Antivirus Plus, Internet Security and Total Security have received PC MAG’s highest praise. Editor’s Choice is yet another confirmation that our pr ...

Kodi Media Center Vulnerability Exposes Users to Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

Kodi Media Center Vulnerability Exposes Users to Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

Home media player software Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) has been found vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks that may jeopardize the security of home users, according to Bitdefe ...

New Facebook Tag Scam Installs Fake Security Add-on, Bitdefender Warns

New Facebook Tag Scam Installs Fake Security Add-on, Bitdefender Warns

Facebook tag scams have re-emerged, Bitdefender warns. Today's scam starts with an attractive video capture posted on users' Walls. Twenty of the victims' Facebook friends are tagg ...

Meet The Best European Corporate Security Blog! Yes, we’re talking about HotForSecurity!

Meet The Best European Corporate Security Blog! Yes, we’re talking about HotForSecurity!

Remember we told you we were nominated at this year’s European Security Blogger Awards, in London? We’re even happier to let you know that… WE WON!!! We’re thrilled to have receive ...

New Wave of Android Ransomware Lurks Behind FBI Porn Warning, Bitdefender Warns

New Wave of Android Ransomware Lurks Behind FBI Porn Warning, Bitdefender Warns

Thousands of Android users are at risk of having their mobile devices and private contents locked by a particularly ruthless ransomware demanding 500$ to restore access to their sm ...

MasterCard to Use Selfies to Ensure Safer Transactions

MasterCard is launching a pilot program to help shoppers improve the security of their transactions by taking photos of themselves, according to the company. The program focuses on biometric authentication, including methods such as facial identification, voice recognition and cardiac rhythm, through a wearable wristband. Source: Pixabay.com “The new generation, which is into selfies, I think they'll find i...

Bitdefender Products Ready to Embrace Windows 10

Microsoft will release what is touted to be the largest overhaul of the Windows operating system ever in less than one month. The Developer Preview builds made available to Windows Insider program members show plenty of visual features, but the most important novelties are packed under the hood. It’s not just Microsoft that is hard at work tweaking the final bits to their newest and shiniest version of Wind...

New Zealand Makes Trolling Punishable by up to 3 Years in Prison

New Zealand’s Parliament has decided that sending messages or posting offensive, obscene, indecent, menacing or knowingly false content online will be punished by up to 3 years in prison. The Harmful Digital Communications Bill will take effect Monday, introducing measures meant to address damaging online communications, provide remedies and hold perpetrators to account. Source: imgkid.com Facebook, Google...

China Takes Full Control of National Internet Activity; Foreign Investors among Targets

China’s key information systems will become fully controllable as the government’s new rules aim to supervise all Internet activity. The new legislation is part of a five-year cybersecurity program, a plan against cyber confrontation with the United States and other great powers. The law covers everything from territorial sovereignty to measures to tighten cyber security, a move likely to rile foreign busin...

Casino customers and employees put at risk after FireKeepers hack

Two months ago the FireKeepers Casino and Hotel in Battle Creek, Michigan, warned that it was investigating a "possible data security incident" involving its Point Of Sale (PoS) systems. Whenever you hear news like that you hold your breath, cross your fingers and hope for the best - perhaps the fear will be unwarranted, and it will be found that no such breach occurred. Well, I'm afraid there is bad news f...

FBI’s Most Wanted Cybercriminal; $3 million for lucky12345

Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, using the nicknames “lucky12345” and “slavik,” is allegedly involved in a wide-ranging racketeering enterprise that installed malicious software known as “Zeus” on victims’ computers, according to the FBI. The well-known banking Trojan was used to capture bank account numbers, passwords, personal identification numbers, and other information to log into online banking accounts...

Cyberthreats Rank among Top 10 Business Risks for Mining and Metal Businesses

Cyber-attacks rank ninth in the top 10 business risks for mining and metal businesses, 11 places above last year’s results, according to the “Business risks in mining and metals 2015-2016” report by accountancy firm EY. The report shows widespread and sophisticated cyber-attacks are a common issue across the mining and metals sector regardless of size or scale, even though not all of them target financial g...

UK Government Launches “Stop Online Abuse” To Fight Cyberbullying

The UK government has launched the “Stop Online Abuse” website to help victims of online abuse report, complain and campaign against any offensive media content. The project was implemented by Galop, the lead organization in the UK for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) victims, and funded by the Government Equalities Office. LGBT people often fall victim to cyberbullying and suffer extreme onli...

Two in Five US Internet Users Had Personal Data Compromised in the Past Year

Some 40% of US consumers received a notice in the past year that personal information such as username, password, credit card number, social security number or national insurance number had been compromised and 70% changed their passwords in response, according to Consumer Account Security Report, a study conducted by Qualtrics and SSI. Source: Wikipedia About one-quarter had accounts hacked, and nearly a f...

Cybersecurity Investments Outperform S&P 500 10-Fold

Cybersecurity is booming. Investors in the sector have been rewarded with a 24% gain this year, compared with the S&P 500 index’s 2.1% rise, according to passive investment vehicle HACK, an exchange-traded fund focused on cybersecurity. Source: Wikipedia PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF (financial ticker HACK), which includes companies such as FireEye, CyberArk Software, Infoblox, Palo Alto Networks, Fo...

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