Scam Easter Basket Packed with Fake Vouchers, Viagra and Religious Fraud

Scam Easter Basket Packed with Fake Vouchers, Viagra and Religious Fraud

Cyber-criminals are hiding dangerous goodies among the Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies that users are hoping for, warns antivirus software provider Bitdefender. The increasing wa ...

Warlords of Draenor Pre-Install Phishes for WoW players’ accounts

Warlords of Draenor Pre-Install Phishes for WoW players’ accounts

World of Warcraft players need to ignore the unexpected e-mails that pop up into their inboxes offering professional skills, automatic upgrades for the role of class 60. Because th ...

Facebook Follower Scam Prompts Victims to Inject Themselves with Dangerous Code

Facebook Follower Scam Prompts Victims to Inject Themselves with Dangerous Code

More than 17,000 Facebook users were tricked by a bold scam that promised them over 100,000 followers on the social network and made them willingly inject dangerous code in their b ...

Caution Advised as Heartbleed Poses Serious Security Threat

Caution Advised as Heartbleed Poses Serious Security Threat

A potentially damaging flaw has been discovered with the OpenSSL libraries that will likely trigger reactions ranging from mild concern to paranoia.  We may never fully know the ex ...

Instead of Football Matches, Apps Play Unauthorized Code

Instead of Football Matches, Apps Play Unauthorized Code

The highly anticipated World Cup 2014 may turn hazardous for smartphone-wielding fans, according to Bitdefender findings. FIFA World Cup 2014 Live Match, a free app from Google Pla ...

Scammers Blitz Brits with Bogus Invoices

Scammers Blitz Brits with Bogus Invoices

Scammers targeted Brits’ banking information with a malicious spam campaign that accounted for 0.5 percent of 3 million randomly chosen bogus messages in a matter of hours.  The e- ...

Tinder Invaded by Bots Spreading ‘Castle Clash’ Downloads

Tinder Invaded by Bots Spreading ‘Castle Clash’ Downloads

A series of bots have invaded dating app Tinder and are spreading “Castle Clash” downloads after luring users with tempting profiles and pictures. The Bitdefender Labs are currentl ...

Scam Promises Naked Videos of Facebook Friends, Drops Trojan Instead, Bitdefender Warns

More than 1,000 people have been tricked into installing a Trojan after clicking on a new Facebook scam that promises naked videos of their friends. According to Bitdefender Labs, the countries with the most detected infections are Romania, the UK, Italy, France and Germany. The scam has just started to make rounds on the social network and can multiply itself and tag users’ friends extremely quickly. Over ...

Anonymous Targets Russia Amid Ukraine Tension; Leaks Crownservice.ru Internal SQL Data

Anonymous leaked a 500 Mb internal SQL database from the Russian Crownservice.ru employment portal to protest Russia’s seizure of Crimea, according to a pastebin post by the hacktivist group. Anonymous said it carried out the leak as part of its `OpRussia’ campaign against what it calls the ‘tyranny and brutality’ of President Vladimir Putin and Russia’s military. Anonymous says Crownservice has deep ties w...

Apps on Google Play Send User Info to Remote Servers in Plain Text

New suspicious apps, including a third party market and a chat platform, collect data from smart devices and send it to remote servers in plain text. One of these apps has already been downloaded by between 10 million and 50 million users from the official Play Store. Mobogenie, an application that manages phone apps, pictures and videos, sends a list of all applications installed on the device to remote se...

Twitter Accidentally Resets Passwords, Delays in Telling Account Holders

Many Twitter users’ account passwords were reset due to a potential security issue caused by a “web site or service not associated to Twitter,” according to Re/code. Letters notifying users of the reset were not sent immediately, leaving many users locked out of their accounts. “Twitter believes that your account may have been compromised by a website or service not associated with Twitter,” the notificatio...

Meetup.com Hit by DDoS Attack after Refusing to Pay $300 Extortion Demand

Social networking site meetup.com was hit by a massive denial-of-service attack after the CEO refused to pay a $300 extortion fee to unknown attackers, according to the company blog. Meetup co-founder and CEO Scott Heiferman said he received an email warning him that an attack would occur unless Meetup paid the sender $300. The attack started shortly after. The company managed to restore its services tempor...

Fake Amazon, YouTube, Facebook Notifications Sell Viagra

A series of spam emails seek to sell prescription drugs such as Viagra, Levitra, Cialis, antidepressants by tricking users into thinking they missed important notes from eBay, Skype, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or Amazon and need to click a link to catch up. If clicked, the link leads users to three different online shops that distribute antibiotics, antidepressants, weight loss pills, ant...

Alleged Bitcoin Theft on Mt.Gox; US Attorney, FBI Investigate Outage

An alleged 744,408 Bitcoins woth some $480 billion were stolen from Mt.Gox over several years via malleability theft, according to Reuters. Mt.Gox has been offline since Tuesday after halting withdrawals on Feb. 7 due to a DDoS attack. The attack halted withdrawals from at least three exchanges, including Mt.Gox, which was the only one who went offline. “In light of recent news reports and the potential rep...

Identity Theft, Among Most Popular Complaints of 2013

Identity theft was one of the most prevalent complaints of US customers in 2013, a new Federal Trade Commission report reveals. Of the 2 million complaints analyzed last year, over 290,000 were related to identity theft. Some 30 per cent of the incidents were tax-related, the largest category within identity theft complaints. The study also shows 43 percent of scammed victims were contacted via email, 21 pe...

GCHQ Intercepts Images in Bulk from Yahoo Webcam Users

Millions of Yahoo webcam users have had their images intercepted and stored in bulk by Britain’s GCHQ agency during the surveillance program dubbed Optic Nerve, according to The Guardian. The NSA aided the interception and storing of millions webcam images, the secret documents show The Optic Nerve program is alleged to have started in 2008 and collected Yahoo webcam images from more than 1.8 million users ...

Brazil FIFA World Cup Threatened by Massive Cyber-Attack

The Brazil FIFA World Cup is threatened by a massive cyber-attack that could breach websites and lead to data theft, according to the BBC. Brazilian hackers are threatening to disrupt the football event that has already been hut by protests, delays and overspending. Several self-proclaimed Anonymous members told Reuters they will mainly hack websites of official organizations and companies sponsoring the Br...

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