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 ...

Old Pranks and Hoaxes Still Work

Old Pranks and Hoaxes Still Work

The spirit of April Fools’ Day is meant to be fun. But pranks and jokes turn sinister in the online world as fraudsters target innocent people in a diligent attempt to steal identi ...

US Businesses Boost Cyber Security Investment After Recent Attacks

Some 60 per cent of US businesses increased their cyber security budgets following a spree of prominent attacks in December and January, according to BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. The wave of attacks influenced 78 per cent of those planning to increase their security budgets in the following 12 months. About 53 per cent of surveyed companies now recognize cyber security threats as a top three business r...

New Dating Scam Promises Perfect Matches on eHarmony

A new dating scam pretends to help users review their matches for free on eHarmony.com in a fraudulent campaign that piggybacks on the eHarmony name and reputation - a web dating portal with members in 150 countries and a tradition of almost 14 years. Unsolicited e-mails promise perfect dates only if they join the eHarmony community by following a link in the message body. But, as users hit the Find My Matc...

New Charity Scam Claims Parents Can’t Afford Surgery

A new charity scam spreading on Facebook claims parents can't afford surgery for their sick baby, according to Hoax Slayer. Once again, scammers “trade” likes, comments and shares for $1 to $100. After gaining user engagement and compassion, they can redirect likes towards fraudulent or malicious profiles and pages. The hoax features an image of a baby with a large surgery scar lying in a hospital bed. The ...

Game Website Wurm Offers 10,000 Euro Reward for Hackers behind DDoS

Free online game website Wurm is offering a 10,000 euro ($13,000) reward for details on the culprits behind the recent DDoS attack that affected its servers, according to The Hacker News. The multiplayer game was hacked hours after their 1.2 update. “Shortly after today’s update we were the target of a DDOS attack and our hosting provider had to pull us off the grid for now,” game developer Rolf Jansson sai...

Facebook to Acquire WhatsApp for $19 Billion

Facebook has agreed to acquire the mobile messaging company WhatsApp for about $19 billion, according to the BBC. The cross-platform will get $4bn in cash, $12 billion in Facebook shares and, later on, $3bn in stock for its founders and 50 employees. Until now, Facebook's biggest acquisition was Instagram, for which it paid $1bn in 2012. "WhatsApp is on a path to connect 1 billion people. The services that ...

More than 300,000 User Credentials Posted on Pastebin Over the Last Year

Hackers have posted more than 300,000 user credentials on Pastebin in the last 12 months, with an average of 1,000 usernames and passwords per leak, according to High-Tech Bridge’s report. The experiment by High-Tech Bridge revealed that the total amount of credentials was 311,095, after excluding data from fake hacks, duplicates and leaks affecting fewer than 100 users.                                     ...

WikiLeaks and Pirate Bay Targeted by NSA Spying

The US National Security Agency and the UK's Government Communications Headquarters targeted WikiLeaks and file-sharing site Pirate Bay, according to classified documents analyzed by The Intercept. The documents detail intelligence efforts aimed at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and at “the human network that supports WikiLeaks,” after a 2008 US Army report rated the organization as a serious threat. GCHQ...

Here’s When a Scammer Will Target You… And How! (Infographic)

Each year, around Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween and other holidays, most of us try to come up with at least one original gift idea. This painstaking process is further complicated by the need to decide who goes on our list. Acquaintances? Workmates? Just family? Holiday online scammers, then, appear to have it easy. Like clockwork, scammers roll out millions of spam e-mails and other tricks ...

Casino Websites under Cyber-Attack

The FBI and Secret Services are investigating cyber-attacks that brought down the websites of Sand’s Hotels and Casinos in US and Asia, including the famous Venetian and Palazzo in Las Vegas. "While we have been able to confirm that certain core operating systems were not impacted by the hacking, the company remains focused on working through a step-by-step process to ascertain what, if any, additional syst...

How to ‘Tinder’ More Safely for Valentine’s Day

As Valentine’s Day approaches, users are increasingly exposed to a series of scams and privacy dangers hidden by dating apps. Bitdefender offers some security advice to help users chat on Tinder in a safer environment. 1. Stay away from fake profiles Fake profiles have been making rounds on dating apps for a while now. On Tinder, you can set the maximum distance (in miles or kilometers) of your potential da...

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