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 ...

Hottest Snapchats – Another Early 2015 Facebook Scam!

Hottest Snapchats – Another Early 2015 Facebook Scam!

A spam campaign revealing the 10 “hottest snapchats” is a new entry to the long list of Facebook scams flooding the social media platform in 2015, according to Bitdefender Online T ...

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

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 ...

Top 10 Data Breaches of 2014; Lessons Learned for a Safer 2015

Top 10 Data Breaches of 2014; Lessons Learned for a Safer 2015

2014 was a memorable year for large-scale cybersecurity breaches. Target started the year on the wrong foot, exposing 110 million people’s personal information. Then, Sony Pictures ...

Top 5 Social Media Security Predictions of 2015

Top 5 Social Media Security Predictions of 2015

Mobile ransomware, targeted job fraud, and Trojans lurking behind shocking videos are all expected to make their appearance on social media in 2015, security software solutions pro ...

Stalkers, Nude Photos and Beheadings: Top Facebook Scams and Malware Attacks in 2014

Stalkers, Nude Photos and Beheadings: Top Facebook Scams and Malware Attacks in 2014

Millions of people fell for Facebook scams in 2014. They lost money, reputation and even their jobs after simply clicking on the wrong social media link. Though security experts, c ...

New Russian Malware Impacts 100,000 WordPress Sites

Google blacklisted more than 10,000 domains compromised with a piece of malware dubbed SoakSoak, according to virus researchers. Up to 100,000 WordPress sites may be vulnerable to the malicious campaign, Sucuri said. Any version of WordPress that uses a popular slideshow plugin called “Slider Revolution” or RevSlider can fall victim to SoakSoak. In September, researchers discovered a zero-day vulnerability...

FBI warns firms of sophisticated Iranian hacker threat

The FBI has reportedly privately warned US energy and defence firms to be on the lookout for a sophisticated attack against their computer systems by sophisticated Iranian hackers. That's the claim made by Reuters which says it has seen a confidential "Flash" report issued by the US authorities on Friday, detailing methods used by the attackers and methods to thwart being hit by the malware. Although the fi...

1 in 4 Young People Had Naked Photos Leaked Online

Some 24 per cent of young British adults had naked photos of them shared on the Internet without their consent, a new UK survey reveals. As a result, a third of respondents said they felt less confident, 26 per cent had suicidal thoughts and 24 per cent tried to harm themselves. “An ex-boyfriend of mine took naked photos of me on holiday and then decided to send it to EVERYONE we knew via WhatsApp,” said Si...

Sony Pictures wants the media to stop publishing private information stolen by hackers

It's been three weeks since Sony Pictures realized its computer network had suffered a serious security breach. Frankly, it wasn't hard for them to tell - a grisly skull appeared on computer screens, alongside a warning that the company's internal data had been stolen and would be released to the public if the criminals' demands were not met. Since then the media has been having a field day, trawling throug...

Smart Car Makers to Comply With ‘Privacy Principles’ Starting 2016

The handling of data generated by connected cars will be regulated by a set of “Privacy Principles” designed to protect user data starting January 2016, according to the Automobile Alliance. In a letter to the Federal Trade Commision, the group of automakers said the new technologies and services offered by smart cars rely on information such as a vehicle’s location and driving details such as speed and bra...

Pirate Bay Knocked Offline by Swedish Police

Torrent site Pirate Bay has been rendered temporarily unavailable after Swedish Police shut down several local servers, according to news reports. The operation was "a crackdown on a server room in Greater Stockholm" that was "in connection with violations of copyright law," said Paul Pintér, from the Swedish police. Other sites closed in the crackdown include the torrent portal's forum, Suprbay.org, image-...

‘LulzSec Leader’ Sabu Points to His Kids as the Weakness that Made Him an FBI Informant

Former LulzSec leader Hector Xavier Monsegur, or ‘Sabu,’ pointed to his kids as the “weakness” that turned him into an FBI informant after his arrest in 2011, according to CBS. The station aired Sabu’s first TV interview, making waves among Anonymous members, who complained about the way they were portrayed. “Shame on you CBS,” AnonymousXenc wrote on YouTube. “You clearly are missing the point. Anonymous Is...

Wearable Plain-Text Communication Exposed Through Brute-Force, Bitdefender Finds

The 6-digit pin code used to obfuscate Bluetooth communication between smartwatches and Android devices can be brute-forced into exposing messages in plain-text, according to Bitdefender’s Research Team. Everything from SMS messages to Facebook or Google Hangouts chats are constantly being forwarded to your smartwatch. So all this communication should be safe, right? It turns out that, with a little ingenui...

Hackers Grab Yahoo Credentials through Mail Activity Reports Campaign

Yahoo users are being targeted by a new phishing campaign that helps hackers grab their credentials and hijack accounts. Bitdefender was already blocking the malicious URLs spreading in inboxes worldwide. The phishing campaign starts with messages that bypass the e-mail provider’s antispam filters, reaching the Inbox folder. The e-mails pose as "mail activity reports" and copy Yahoo’s email format to look l...

Leaked emails reveal that hackers demanded money from Sony Pictures before attack

At 9:44am PST on November 21st, just three days before Sony Pictures' network was brought down in dramatic fashion by hackers with locked screens and grisly displays of skulls, the company's top executives received an unsolicited email. Subject: Notice to Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. Message body: We've got great damage by Sony Pictures. The compensation for it, monetary compensation we want. Pay the da...

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