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 ...

Bitdefender’s Pick. Alan Turing, Father of Artificial Intelligence!

Bitdefender’s Pick. Alan Turing, Father of Artificial Intelligence!

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 ...

18 per cent of SMBs Still Use XP, Face Security Risks, Bitdefender Warns

18 per cent of SMBs Still Use XP, Face Security Risks, Bitdefender Warns

Almost one in five small and medium businesses worldwide are exposed to major security risks as they are still using Windows XP after Microsoft ended support for the operating syst ...

It’s Not Funny: Facebook Users Tricked into Bitcoin Mining

It’s Not Funny: Facebook Users Tricked into Bitcoin Mining

Hundreds of Facebook users got infected with a new Trojan secretly using their systems to mine for Bitcoins, the virtual currency that spread a global money-making fever, Bitdefend ...

30,000 Servers May Be Exposed To Hackers

A vulnerability in the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) of Supermicro motherboards leaves 30,000 unpatched servers and their passwords available on the open market, according to Cari.net researchers. It seems login passwords are stored in clear and the file containing them is widely available for download by connecting to a specific port. To compromise vulnerable servers, an attacker can scan the port ...

Bcc blunder leaks details of Silk Road Bitcoin bidders

Could someone please send the US Marshals on an email 101 course? It's something you should learn pretty early on in your online life. If you want to copy someone on an email message, but *don't* want others on the address list to know, you use the bcc: field. The "B" in bcc: stands for "blind", masking that you have sneakily let someone else see what you have sent, without the risk of causing offence to th...

18 per cent of SMBs Still Use XP, Face Security Risks, Bitdefender Warns

Almost one in five small and medium businesses worldwide are exposed to major security risks as they are still using Windows XP after Microsoft ended support for the operating system, according to a three-month study by antivirus software provider Bitdefender. The research, conducted in countries such as the US, the UK, Australia, Germany, Spain and Brazil, proved that businesses still rely on the legacy Mi...

It’s Not Funny: Facebook Users Tricked into Bitcoin Mining

Hundreds of Facebook users got infected with a new Trojan secretly using their systems to mine for Bitcoins, the virtual currency that spread a global money-making fever, Bitdefender warns. Since spotted last week, the malware has seen infections in countries such as Portugal, Belgium, India, Romania and Serbia. The virus spreads through private Facebook messages, received from one of the victim’s trusted F...

US Government to auction $18 million of the Silk Road’s Bitcoins

If you know what the Silk Road is then you're either someone who has a predilection for purchasing drugs online and engaging in other criminal activity, or you're someone who follows the latest computer security news with a keen interest. Hopefully it's the latter. But whichever camp you fall into, you might be fascinated to hear about the latest development. Silk Road, of course, is the underground marketp...

Hacked restaurant chain goes back to the 1970s, to protect itself from hackers

Security blogger Brian Krebs was the first to blow the whistle earlier this week on a serious data breach at the US-based P. F. Chang's China Bistro chain of restaurants. The breach, since confirmed by the casual dining chain, saw thousands of stolen credit cand debit card details placed up for sale on cybercrime websites with the common factor being that they had all been used at a branch of P.F. Chang's b...

Hackers Claim to Leak 1.2 Million Origin Accounts and Passwords; Electronic Arts Finds No Evidence

More than 1.2 million account credentials from Origin, the popular Electronic Arts game-platform, have been leaked online, according to an announcement made by the hackers. The Origin client is the exclusive game-selling platform from all EA games. Photo credit: Origin The leak contained 1.218.229 emails and plain text password of Origin users. "Origin has been breached by #UGLegion," the hackers said. "-37...

Evernote and Feedly Disrupted by Distributed Denial-of-Service Attacks

Services of online notes and web clipping service Evernote were disrupted today by a distributed denial-of-service attack, the company announced on Twitter.  RSS reader Feedly’s services were also disrupted in a separate attack at the same time. The services of Evernote were up and running again three hours after the second announcement. So far the source of the attack is unknown as it started on Tuesday at...

Smart TVs Vulnerable to Multiple Cyber Threats, Study Reveals

A new digital television standard, called Hybrid Broadcast-Broadband Television (HbbTV), can be exploited by hackers to “invisibly” hijack Europeans’ smart TVs using radio frequency injection, according to research by the Columbia University’s Network Security Lab. By including HTML content into broadcast streams, HbbTV exposes a TV set to numerous security weaknesses. “Exploiting these vulnerabilities, an ...

UK government proposes life sentences for catastrophic cyber attacks

Last week, the UK government set out its new plans to tackle internet crime in the Queen's Speech. For those who live outside the UK, it's worth explaining that the Queen's Speech is a ceremonial state occasion, full of pomp, crowns and tradition, where Her Majesty the Queen reads a speech kindly written for her by the government about its legislative agenda. What is of interest to readers of Hot for Securi...

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