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 ...

From Pencils to Tablets: The Changing Security Risks of 21st Century Schooling

Each fall, back-to-school preparation for students around the world is focusing less and less on pens and notepads and more on tablets, smartphones and other cool gadgets. To support a dynamic 21st century learning environment, schools have started to embrace the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) or bring-your-own-technology (BYOT) trend by introducing special IT policies and software. But until this becomes the...

Jimmy John’s POS System Hacked; 216 Stores Affected

Jimmy John’s, a US-based food chain, confirmed its POS systems fell victim to a hacker who allegedly stole credit and debit card data from 261 stores, according to a press release posted on the company web site. The intruder apparently stole log-in credentials from one of the chain’s point-of-sale vendors and used them to remotely access the POS systems of other franchise locations and implant malware. The...

iPhone 6 Users Trolled by 4Chan’s iBend Prank

STOP bending your new iPhone 6! Even though the iPhone 6 architecture allows for bending due to the distribution of components and the new aluminum case, actually bending it is not very smart. The Daily Dot reports that 4chan pranksters are trying to persuade iPhone 6 owners to bend their smartphones. The prank, also known as Bend or iFlex, follows a series of reports of the iPhone 6 flaw shortly after its...

Linux, OS X Users May Be Vulnerable to Bash Flaw Exploit

A bug discovered in Bash Shell, a command-line interface used by Linux and Unix, could leave web servers, systems and embedded devices such as routers vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Cyber-criminals are getting ready to launch multiple attacks, and Bitdefender warns users and sys admins to be cautious with the vulnerability.  Although code allowing the exploit of Bash-using CGI scripts is already available on...

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 Bitdefender. The spam wave started to accelerate a week ago with dozens of unique .ARJ compressed files infecting computers, as the Bitdefender AntiSpam Laboratory has determined.  The malware attack is based on Zbot or Zeus, which inclu...

What Happens to Your Stolen Credit Card Data? A Glimpse into Underground Markets

Everyone feels a nagging sliver of doubt when they hear about high-profile breaches like those of Target, Neiman Marcus or Home Depot. Is my data in the hands of thieves? Is it safely hidden in the sea of stolen data? So what really happens with the millions of stolen credentials? Obviously, cyber-thieves prefer to target large numbers of users with a single attack rather than go after one at a time – it sa...

Beware of Bogus FIFA 15 Crack & Keygen Scams; Bitdefender Warns

As always when a big release is expected, scammer are just around the corner, waiting for users to fall into their traps. Such is the case, of course, with FIFA 15, the well-known Electronic Arts sports franchise released today. Scammers right now are employing most any method they can get dream up, from fake blogs or web sites well-ranked in Google searches to survey downloads. Here are a few print screens...

No prizes for guessing where this virus-spreading teenager turned bitter IT security guy ended up working…

If you're a major US retailer you probably want to check that you've got good guys working in your IT security department, right? So, what on earth went wrong at Home Depot - which has recently had to admit that hackers had used malware to steal some 56 million customers' credit card details from its North American stores, outranking even the Target breach for its breadth and scale. I'm not saying that the...

Government Gateway attack attempts to spread malware, with a little help from a body builder

If you live in the UK, chances are that you may find yourself using the Government Gateway website. The Government Gateway website, which resides at www.gateway.gov.uk, is the central portal that British citizens can use for any number of government services. Whether you're filing your self assessment tax return, replacing your driving license, or allocating ear tags for sheep and goats (yes, really...) the...

Nude Selfies of Kim Kardashian Leaked Online

New nude selfies of Kim Kardashian have been leaked online as part of #thefappening wave, according to The Register. The leak comes almost three weeks after the first wave of leaked nude celebrity photos that unleashed a global scandal. The Kardashian photos were first leaked on 4Chan and Reddit but the administrators quickly removed the nude selfies. Still, nude selfies of Kardashian are making the rounds...

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