New Scareware Campaign Tricks Users with Fake Antivirus

New Scareware Campaign Tricks Users with Fake Antivirus

A new type of scareware advertisement tricks users into believing their systems are infected and need expert help to remove the malware, Bitdefender warns. The malware-spreading me ...

Bitdefender Warns Stock Brokers of New ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Scam

Bitdefender Warns Stock Brokers of New ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Scam

Millions of penny stock spam emails have been flooding inboxes these days, spreading a new ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ scam and inflating stock values of a mineral deposit company based ...

Bitdefender’s Pick. Ada Lovelace Day. Celebrating the world’s original coder!

Bitdefender’s Pick. Ada Lovelace Day. Celebrating the world’s original coder!

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 ...

Emma Watson Leaked Facebook Video Reveals Trojans, Not Nude Pictures

Emma Watson Leaked Facebook Video Reveals Trojans, Not Nude Pictures

A new scam takes advantage of Emma Watson’s growing popularity, using the actress as bait to spread malware on Facebook, according to the Bitdefender Labs. The alleged sexy videos ...

Bitdefender’s Pick. Amazon, Google and Apple Ramp up Competition in Internet of Things; Hackers Await

Bitdefender’s Pick. Amazon, Google and Apple Ramp up Competition in Internet of Things; Hackers Await

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 ...

ShellShock Roundup: What to do if You are Vulnerable

ShellShock Roundup: What to do if You are Vulnerable

A security vulnerability on the GNU Bourne Again Shell reported Wednesday is claiming victims in the wild. The flaw – known to the tech world as CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169 - a ...

Malware Writers Target SMB Employees with Fake Policy Violation

Malware Writers Target SMB Employees with Fake Policy Violation

A new cyber-crime attack tricks SMB employees into downloading Zbot and other Trojans by accusing them of violating company policy, according to antivirus software provider Bitdefe ...

Indian Officials Allegedly Spied On by Pakistan’s Malware

Some 30 Indian officials are being surveyed without their knowledge through the FinFisher governmental spying system, according to a report issued by the Cyber Security and Privacy Foundation. A set of documents recently disclosed by WikiLeaks show how the spying program is used by the Pakistan government to target IP addresses of Indian officials to steal private data from their computers. The tool is know...

New Malware Hijacks Macs; Uses Reddit to Communicate

A new malware known as Mac.BackDoor.iWorm is targeting Mac OS X computers to steal users’ personal data and hijack them into a criminal botnet, according to virus researchers. The multi-purpose backdoor has apparently infected about 17,500 Macs worldwide so far. It’s still unknown how it infiltrates users’ machines. The malware disguises itself as the application com.JavaW and sets itself to autostart. Afte...

GreatFire Alleges Chinese Government Intercepted Traffic to Yahoo amid Hong Kong Protests

GreatFire, the online censorship monitor, accused the Chinese Government of intercepting traffic to Yahoo using fake and self-signed X.509 certificates, according to a Twitter announcement. The alleged man-in-the-middle attack was also analyzed by Netresec, a Swedish-based network forensics company that confirmed the existence of fake X.509 certificates  in the other two cases. "The purpose of GFW (a.k.a. `...

Apple Pay or Google Wallet – What’s the Safest Way to Pay?

Apple Pay, Apple’s upcoming digital payment platform, is not on the market yet. But rumor has it that it will deliver the most secure environment ever used for in-store transactions. With massive data breaches hitting retailers and eroding trust in credit card payments, we thought we’d take a closer look at the embedded security features this alternative payment system will allegedly bring to the table. Is...

Four Indicted for Stealing Helicopter Software and Gaming Technology

Four people have been indicted by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) for allegedly stealing helicopter software and gaming technology worth over $100 million, according to a DOJ announcement. Charges included copyright infringement, mail fraud, conspiracy to commit computer fraud, wire fraud, theft of trade secrets and identity theft. Two of the defendants pleaded guilty "As the indictment charges, the memb...

Bitdefender’s Pick. Amazon, Google and Apple Ramp up Competition in Internet of Things; Hackers Await

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 for new gadgets and innovative technologies. You'll simply love our pick!  [divide] When you run out of coffee for your espresso machine, Samsung and Apple may soon want you to tap a smartphone app for a refill. Amazon may soon pers...

StealthGenie – the app that helps jealous partners and stalkers spy on you and your online conversations

There's a shady industry out there of businesses that sell spyware apps that market themselves to jealous partners, domestic abusers and stalkers, keen to spy upon others. Some market themselves as a way of easily keeping taps on your children, but there's no doubt that many are used to abuse individual's privacy and potentially put innocent people in danger. One example of such spyware is StealthGenie, sol...

EA and Activision Servers Hit by Lizard Squad; DDoS against FIFA, Madden, Sims 4, Call of Duty and Destiny

The hackers collective Lizard Squad has disrupted a series of EA and Activision servers in the past two weeks, according to Forbes. The distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack seems to have temporarily taken down popular titles such as EA's FIFA, Madden and Sims 4, as well as Activision's Destiny and Call of Duty: Ghosts. "We're predicting a lot of mad gamers this weekend," the hackers tweeted."Woah, I...

Shellshock Bug Exploited in the Wild, Now Patched by Apple

Apple has patched the Shellshock vulnerabilities almost a week after the first disclosure, according to media reports. The company said a "vast majority" of OS X users weren’t at risk, as the systems were safe “by default and not exposed to remote exploits of [GNU Bash] unless users configure advanced UNIX services.” Bitdefender’s analysis shows the typical attack scenario recalls a vulnerable script, toget...

Ad-Free Facebook Challenger Ello Down in DDoS Attack

Facebook challenger Ello was knocked out in a DDoS attack over the weekend, but got back up again after 30 minutes, according to The Register. The new ad-free social network, designed as an alternative to Facebook, started to investigate the attack but hadn’t issued a release by the time of publication. We are undergoing a potential denial of service attack,” the message shown on the DDoS-ed website read. “...

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