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 ...

US Military Vandalized Online by Pro-ISIS Cyber-Attackers

Photo credits: vox.com The official Twitter and Youtube accounts of the US Military Central Command (CENTCOM) were temporarily seized by CyberCaliphate, a cyber-group associating itself with ISIS, according to news reports. After gaining access to the social media accounts, the group posted links to alleged internal documents belonging to CENTCOM, along with a message that reads: Pentagon networks hacked. A...

EU Plans to Extend Internet Surveillance after Paris Attacks

Heavier Internet monitoring and tighter border controls are needed to tackle the risk of Jihad attacks, according to a joint statement of US, European and Canadian security officials. Interior ministers from a range of nations, including 11 EU countries, gathered at the French interior ministry in Paris to demand more internet surveillance. They agreed on the need for “essential” cooperation from Internet c...

Twitter releases open source Anomaly Detection tool

Most of the time we're pretty normal. We do the same thing every day. We get up, go to work, come home, go to sleep. At weekends we pop out to the cinema, and maybe take our partner to a restaurant. Nothing very unusual. But every now and then, fed up with the bad weather or just tired of the same-old same-old, we book an overseas holiday. And for two weeks our lives are full of fun and sunshine. We go out...

Hackers Blackmail Swiss Bank for 10,000 Euros; Threaten Client Data Leak

A group of hackers blackmailed Banque Cantonale de Geneve (BCGE), threatening to disclose client information if the Swiss financial institution doesn’t pay a 10,000 euro-worth ransom, according to Softpedia. The cyber-gang dubbed ‘Rex Mundi’ gave this evening as deadline for the bank to pay the ransom. The hackers allegedly infiltrated last week into the systems of Banque Cantonale de Geneve but didn’t acce...

Sony hackers failed to hide their North Korean IP addresses, says FBI

Did they or didn't they? That's the question everyone is asking in the computer security industry - is it really plausible that North Korea was responsible for the hack against Sony Pictures which saw the company's computer grind to a halt with images of skulls, and documents and internal emails leaked to the internet? In fact, it's not just the security nerds who are interested in where the attack might ha...

Bitdefender’s Pick. Celebrating Asimov, the writer who focused on AI and coined the term ‘robotics’

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 we know today. Some of them also caught a glimpse of the future and envisioned the technology we are using now or are about to see. Keeping an eye on the visionaries helps us prepare for the future.  [divide] Sci-Fi fans from the...

Sony Hackers Were Sloppy, FBI Head Says

FBI Director James Comey said the hackers who breached Sony Entertainment in November last year were “sloppy,” according to Dark Reading. The ‘Guardians of Peace’ (GOP) didn’t permanently use proxy servers to hide their identity, leaving clues about their North Korean roots. “Several times, either because they forgot or because of a technical problem, they connected directly and we could see that the IPs th...

American News Sites Hit by Pro-ISIS Hackers

A series of news organizations, including a local newspaper in New Mexico and a Maryland-based TV station, were hacked by Cyber Caliphate, an alleged ISIS-affiliated group, according to media reports. The FBI is investigating. "You'll see no mercy infidels. We are already here, we are in your PCs, in each house, in each office,” Cyber Caliphate wrote on their Facebook page, which was taken down shortly afte...

Six Tricks for a Post-Holiday Tech Detox

If you’ve eaten through more bandwidth than Christmas pudding this holiday, you may want to start the year with a low-tech diet.  But switching off your tech dependency may be the hardest thing you’ll ever try to do - tougher even than quitting smoking or losing weight. In our “always-on” culture, checking office emails on Christmas Eve is a stubborn habit. Here are six quick tips for a revitalized start to...

Bitcoin Exchange Hacked For $5 Million Worth of Bitcoins

Bitstamp, a Slovenian exchange service, has been temporarily disrupted after a breach left its reserves $5 million shorter, according to Tech Crunch. “On January 4th, some of Bitstamp’s operational wallets were compromised, resulting in a loss of less than 19,000 BTC,” the company confirmed in an updated statement. The company said it has temporarily suspended its service “as a security precaution,” but rea...

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