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 ...

Thousands of WordPress Sites Compromised through MailPoet Vulnerability

Around 50,000 websites have been compromised through a vulnerability in the MailPoet WordPress plugin discovered this month, according to researchers at Sucuri labs. The MailPoet vulnerability allows attackers to upload malicious themes to a Wordpress website and plant a backdoor code to get full control of the site. The compromised website can be exploited for malware injections, defacement, spam campaigns...

European Central Bank Web Site Breached; 20,000 Email Addresses Stolen

The European Central Bank's (ECB) web site has been breached by cybercriminals and the e-mails and contact details of 20,000 people were stolen, according to the IBTimes. The ECB says its internal system is physically separate from its contacts database and no other sensitive data was lost. Photo Credit: Huffington Post "The theft came to light after an anonymous email was sent to the ECB seeking financial ...

Piracy Groups Caught Selling Fake Android Apps

Leading members of three piracy groups that target Android, Appbucket, Applanet and SnappzMarket, have been arrested for illegally distributing Android mobile apps, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. “As a result of their criminal efforts to make money by ripping off the hard work and creativity of high-tech innovators, the defendants are charged with illegally distributing copyrighted apps,” said...

Hacker Finds Undocumented Functions in Apple’s iOS That Could Siphon Data

Jonathan "NerveGas" Zdziarski, an iOS researcher and developer, has found several undocumented functions in Apple's mobile iOS that allegedly siphon data back to Apple, according to a blog post. The functions retrieve data, without authentication, from an iOS-based device using wireless or USB connections and have no other purpose other than data retrieval from devices, Zdziarski says. "I have emailed both ...

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 access abundant data from Internet browsers. The hackers might originate from Albania, according to malicious code samples. The story was also featured by The Guardian.  It all starts with what appears to be a funny video of a Facebo...

Google Blocks Access to Less Secure Apps

Google added a sign-in security feature to its Gmail service in an effort to help users keep their accounts safe from suspicious apps and devices, the company says. Google announced that users can opt to disable access for apps that use “insecure sign-in technology.” Apps that don’t comply with the latest security standards may be blocked by default, in which case the user will receive a “Password incorrect...

Apache Server Vulnerability Allows Attackers to Execute Code Remotely Without Authentication

An Apache HTTP server buffer overflow vulnerability could allow attackers to execute code remotely, according to an advisory by the Zero Day Initiative. The vulnerability can be exploited without authentication by attackers, as the flaw is found in the "mod_status" module. “A race condition in mod_status allows an attacker to disclose information or corrupt memory with several requests to endpoints with han...

Europol Takes Down Romanian Cyber-Crime Organized Group

The European Cybercrime Center (EC3) has taken down a cyber-crime ring based in Romania and France accused of electronic payment crimes throughout Europe, detaining 65 people and interrogating more than 100, Europol announced.  “The cybercrime network is suspected of sophisticated electronic payment crimes including intrusions into international non-cash payment systems (through malware attacks), illegal wo...

Gaza Tension Fuels Cyber-Warfare on Israel in #OpSaveGaza; Web Sites Breached, Defaced

Growing tension over the Gaza strip has moved into cyber-space as hackers increasingly target Israel for the country’s recent bombings and air strikes. As Israel’s military seems to strike on ground, an apparent army of hackers is retaliating against Israeli web sites and sensitive data. Many Israel-based web sites have been defaced in the past week, regardless of their actual purpose, and messages related ...

Botnets Infect 18 Computers per Second, FBI Warns

Botnet armies have become attackers’ favorite tool to control and distribute malicious software, infecting more than 500 million computers per year, or roughly 18 systems per second, according to V3. "The use of botnets is on the rise. Industry experts estimate that botnet attacks have resulted in the overall loss of millions of dollars from financial institutions and other major US businesses," Joseph Dema...

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