Latest Facebook Survey Questions Users about Privacy, Annoying Posts

Latest Facebook Survey Questions Users about Privacy, Annoying Posts

Facebook is curious about privacy, annoying posts and the overall experience on the platform, according to the latest survey shared with users worldwide. The 3-minute quiz also inc ...

Scam Easter Basket Packed with Fake Vouchers, Viagra and Religious Fraud

Scam Easter Basket Packed with Fake Vouchers, Viagra and Religious Fraud

Cyber-criminals are hiding dangerous goodies among the Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies that users are hoping for, warns antivirus software provider Bitdefender. The increasing wa ...

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- ...

Alleged Bitcoin Theft on Mt.Gox; US Attorney, FBI Investigate Outage

An alleged 744,408 Bitcoins woth some $480 billion were stolen from Mt.Gox over several years via malleability theft, according to Reuters. Mt.Gox has been offline since Tuesday after halting withdrawals on Feb. 7 due to a DDoS attack. The attack halted withdrawals from at least three exchanges, including Mt.Gox, which was the only one who went offline. “In light of recent news reports and the potential rep...

Identity Theft, Among Most Popular Complaints of 2013

Identity theft was one of the most prevalent complaints of US customers in 2013, a new Federal Trade Commission report reveals. Of the 2 million complaints analyzed last year, over 290,000 were related to identity theft. Some 30 per cent of the incidents were tax-related, the largest category within identity theft complaints. The study also shows 43 percent of scammed victims were contacted via email, 21 pe...

GCHQ Intercepts Images in Bulk from Yahoo Webcam Users

Millions of Yahoo webcam users have had their images intercepted and stored in bulk by Britain’s GCHQ agency during the surveillance program dubbed Optic Nerve, according to The Guardian. The NSA aided the interception and storing of millions webcam images, the secret documents show The Optic Nerve program is alleged to have started in 2008 and collected Yahoo webcam images from more than 1.8 million users ...

Brazil FIFA World Cup Threatened by Massive Cyber-Attack

The Brazil FIFA World Cup is threatened by a massive cyber-attack that could breach websites and lead to data theft, according to the BBC. Brazilian hackers are threatening to disrupt the football event that has already been hut by protests, delays and overspending. Several self-proclaimed Anonymous members told Reuters they will mainly hack websites of official organizations and companies sponsoring the Br...

Free Internet Access from Space Available Worldwide in 2015

A US-based non-profit organization plans to offer free Internet to “all of humanity,” according to The Hacker News. The Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) wants to build and launch a global network of hundreds of low-cost miniature satellites to provide Internet data for free starting January 2015, according to the organization’s campaign site. The Outernet Project, designed as a one-way “universally ...

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 ...

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