Cryptowall Makes a Comeback Via Malicious Help Files (CHM)

Cryptowall Makes a Comeback Via Malicious Help Files (CHM)

A new spam wave has hit hundreds of mailboxes with malicious .chm attachments to spread the infamous Cryptowall ransomware, malware researchers from Bitdefender Labs found. Interes ...

Bitdefender’s Pick. The Digital Dilemma: How new technologies can jeopardize the movies

Bitdefender’s Pick. The Digital Dilemma: How new technologies can jeopardize the movies

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 ...

No More PORN?! 7 Type of Valentine’s Scams to Avoid this Year

No More PORN?! 7 Type of Valentine’s Scams to Avoid this Year

Pornography is no longer scammers’ favorite bait! After analyzing a wave of scams spreading worldwide before the Valentine’s Day celebration, Bitdefender researchers have found tha ...

Banking Trojan Lurking Inside Innocent Fax Messages, Bitdefender Warns

Banking Trojan Lurking Inside Innocent Fax Messages, Bitdefender Warns

A massive spam wave is installing banking Trojan Dyreza on tens of thousands of computers to steal sensitive financial data from unsuspecting customers, Bitdefender malware analyst ...

Facebook Tag Scam Spreads like Wildfire, New Tactics Emerge

Facebook Tag Scam Spreads like Wildfire, New Tactics Emerge

Two weeks ago, we wrote about the re-emergence of tag scams on Facebook. What seemed to be a basic worm at that time turned into inspiration for multiple cyber-criminal gangs. This ...

CTB Locker Ransomware Targets French Companies

CTB Locker Ransomware Targets French Companies

A spam campaign delivering CTB Locker is targeting employees from French companies, Bitdefender researchers found. The  spam e-mails  carry an attachment,a .cab file and a message ...

Facebook Tag Scams are Back with Malicious Payload

Facebook Tag Scams are Back with Malicious Payload

Bad week-end for Facebook users: a malicious tagging campaign ended up infecting at least 5 thousand computer users with a backdoor. This three-day campaign has been actively mirro ...

Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 7. What You Need to Know

Two days ago the security world watched the official demise of one of the most popular Windows platforms, Windows 7. But what does it really mean and how does it impact users and organizations? Here is what you need to know: Mainstream support vs. extended support Leaving mainstream support does not mean that Windows 7 is dead. It simply will stop receiving new features or technology improvements. Companies...

Did You Know Your Private Instagram Photos Risk Being Exposed?

If you think only your friends could see your private Instagram pictures, guess again. Instagram recently patched a privacy bug which allowed anyone to see pictures posted by ex-public accounts, according to news reports. More specifically, the bug allowed a photograph posted to Instagram on a public account—the default setting—to remain public on the web, even if the user later changed the account to priva...

Facebook Warns Young Viewers of Violent Videos

Facebook has started adding alert messages to violent content shared via its network after news reports of policeman shot dead in Paris went viral, according to the BBC. The new alerts are meant to prevent people under the age of 18 from viewing violent images such as murders shown in documentaries or news reports. Unlike other clips, they prevent the videos from automatically playing in feeds unless clicke...

Hottest Snapchats – Another Early 2015 Facebook Scam!

A spam campaign revealing the 10 “hottest snapchats” is a new entry to the long list of Facebook scams flooding the social media platform in 2015, according to Bitdefender Online Threats. The Labs of the security software provider blacklisted dozens of fraudulent websites promising snapchats and other leaked ‘goodies.’ The male-oriented campaign is promoted on websites with tags such as “trendingusa,” “vira...

Notepad++ Defaced by Islamist Hackers after ‘Je suis Charlie’ Edition

Islamist hackers defaced Notepad++ after the open-source text editor released a “Je suis Charlie” edition, according to Softpedia. The hacking group dubbed the ‘Fallaga Team,’ allegedly from Tunisia, breached the website on January 12. The hack surfaced two days after the launch of the special Notepad++ edition, created in support of the shooting incident at the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ newspaper in France. The hack...

Google endangers 900 million Android smartphones, by refusing to patch WebView

Do you have an Android smartphone or tablet? Have you checked what version of the Android OS you are running? Because if you are running Android 4.3 (aka Jellybean) or earlier I'm afraid there's some bad news: you're not going to be receiving any security updates from Google for WebView, a core component of the Android operating system used to render webpages. In case you didn't know, WebView is the tool wi...

US Military Vandalized Online by Pro-ISIS Cyber-Attackers

Photo credits: vox.com The official Twitter and Youtube accounts of the US Military Central Command (CENTCOM) were temporarily seized by CyberCaliphate, a cyber-group associating itself with ISIS, according to news reports. After gaining access to the social media accounts, the group posted links to alleged internal documents belonging to CENTCOM, along with a message that reads: Pentagon networks hacked. A...

EU Plans to Extend Internet Surveillance after Paris Attacks

Heavier Internet monitoring and tighter border controls are needed to tackle the risk of Jihad attacks, according to a joint statement of US, European and Canadian security officials. Interior ministers from a range of nations, including 11 EU countries, gathered at the French interior ministry in Paris to demand more internet surveillance. They agreed on the need for “essential” cooperation from Internet c...

Twitter releases open source Anomaly Detection tool

Most of the time we're pretty normal. We do the same thing every day. We get up, go to work, come home, go to sleep. At weekends we pop out to the cinema, and maybe take our partner to a restaurant. Nothing very unusual. But every now and then, fed up with the bad weather or just tired of the same-old same-old, we book an overseas holiday. And for two weeks our lives are full of fun and sunshine. We go out...

Hackers Blackmail Swiss Bank for 10,000 Euros; Threaten Client Data Leak

A group of hackers blackmailed Banque Cantonale de Geneve (BCGE), threatening to disclose client information if the Swiss financial institution doesn’t pay a 10,000 euro-worth ransom, according to Softpedia. The cyber-gang dubbed ‘Rex Mundi’ gave this evening as deadline for the bank to pay the ransom. The hackers allegedly infiltrated last week into the systems of Banque Cantonale de Geneve but didn’t acce...

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