Russian Hackers Promise Anti-Government Software, Deliver Kelihos Trojan Instead, Bitdefender Warns

Russian Hackers Promise Anti-Government Software, Deliver Kelihos Trojan Instead, Bitdefender Warns

A self-proclaimed hacker community from Russia installs data-stealing malware on users’ machines by pretending the software was designed to attack Western governments and the US, a ...

New Viral Video Scam on Facebook: ‘Girl Killed by Husband for Kissing Another Man’

New Viral Video Scam on Facebook: ‘Girl Killed by Husband for Kissing Another Man’

A new viral video scam has lured thousands of Facebook users with a fake tape of a girl killed by her husband because she kissed another man, according to Bitdefender. The antiviru ...

Scammers Ditch Taylor Swift and Disneyland from Top 10 Facebook Baits

Scammers Ditch Taylor Swift and Disneyland from Top 10 Facebook Baits

American singer and actress Taylor Swift has lost her scam ‘mojo’, as her fake sex tape spreading on Facebook was excluded from the top ten most successful scam baits, according to ...

Funny Video Facebook Scam Drops Not so Funny Trojan, Bitdefender Warns

Funny Video Facebook Scam Drops Not so Funny Trojan, Bitdefender Warns

A new “funny” video spreading on Facebook drops a not so hilarious Trojan on users’ computers, according to research by antivirus software provider Bitdefender. The malware can acc ...

Exploring the Power of a Single Click

Exploring the Power of a Single Click

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ― Leonardo da Vinci In a world of increasingly complicated and complex products, computer users are at risk of overwhelm. Obscure techn ...

Scammers Cite Huffington Story of Lost Japanese Riches to Dupe Victims

Scammers Cite Huffington Story of Lost Japanese Riches to Dupe Victims

“Nigerian” scammers are citing media outlets such as The Huffington Post to lend credit to their enrichment promises. A new wave of bogus messages is flooding inboxes with the temp ...

Parking Fine Scam Drops Zbot on Computers in UK

Parking Fine Scam Drops Zbot on Computers in UK

A wave of parking fine spam continues to infect computers in the UK with Zeus, or the Zbot Trojan, seeking to steal confidential information, according to Bitdefender. So far, the ...

Israeli TV hijacked by Hamas hackers

Some satellite TV viewers in Israel got a surprise on Monday, when their regular programming was interrupted by an unscheduled transmission calling for an end to Israeli airstrikes in Gaza. Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian political organisation Hamas, claimed responsibility for the hack, which took over the satellite feed of Channel 10 for a few minutes to broadcast images of wounde...

Scammers Phishing for LinkedIn Credentials, Bitdefender Warns

Scammers have targeted business-oriented LinkedIn users with a malicious invitation email meant to steal their sensitive authentication details, according to Bitdefender Anti-Spam Labs. The email, which claims to be from the popular business social network LinkedIn, replicates the original invitation email, but the extra letters and the sender’s name ruin the disguise of an otherwise valid-looking letter. T...

Are typewriters really the way to stop cyberspying? Germany seems to think so

German politicians think they have come up with a novel way to keep their sensitive documents secret. They're going to stop using computers. Okay, okay. They're not going to completely throw out all of their computers - that would be preposterous. But concern about electronic surveillance by other countries has become such a big issue in Germany that prominent politicians say they are seriously considering ...

CNET hacked! Registered users details stolen by gang demanding 1 Bitcoin

If you are a registered user of the CNET technology news website, it might be a good idea to put your emergency password plans into action right now. That means changing your CNET password, and ensuring that you are not using the same password anywhere else on the net. Although there is no indication that your password is in imminent danger, it seems a sensible precautionary measure after CNET admitted that...

The danger of using PCs in hotel business centres

Many of us in the Northern hemisphere are gearing up for our summer holidays - and will be looking forward to some sunkissed days away from home. But I'll tell you one place where you won't find me - in the business centres of hotels. Hotels big and small around the world provide internet access to their guests, so you can send emails home or give you the ability to print out tickets for a show that you'd l...

$10,000 Bounty to Be Cashed in by Tesla Car Hacker

A $10,000 reward will be cashed in by the first hacker who cracks a Tesla car security system in a China-based competition, according to Fox News. The Symposium on Security for Asia Network (SyScan) has launched the hacking competition for all security gurus attending its Beijing conference. The aim is to examine the safety of the high-tech Tesla electric cars. In April 2014, a security researcher showed th...

New Contraception Wi-Fi Chip Raises Security Concerns

MicroCHIPS, a medical technology company, has released a chip that helps women wirelessly control their contraception plan, according to Mashable. The microchip, which measures 20x20x7 milimeters, is implanted under the skin in any soft area of the body and controlled to release a birth control hormone in daily doses for up to 16 years. It can conveniently be turned on and off using a remote control. Regard...

Forgotten Facebook API Allowed Cyber-Criminals to Spy on Users

A flaw in the Facebook REST API could have allowed cyber-criminals to spy on other users based on their user ID, according to security researcher, Stephen Sclafani's blog post. The flaw itself was basedo the misconfiguration of an endpoint (server) that allowed REST API calls to a user's profile ID. "Through REST API calls it was possible to view a user’s private messages, view their private notes and draft...

Computer cops strike at the heart of Shylock malware

Computer crime fighters have today announced that they have seized essential infrastructure used by the highly advanced Shylock banking malware, effectively neutralising an attack which has already infected at least 30,000 Windows computers. Shylock, which gains its name because its code includes random excerpts from "The Merchant of Venice", has been used by its criminal overlords to raid the online bank a...

Google Blocks Rogue Digital Certificates from India

Google revoked four unauthorized digital certificates mis-issued by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) of India, a unit of India’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, according to Google’s Online Security blog. The certificates were granted for three Google domains and one Yahoo domain, the company said in a recent update. “However, we are also aware of mis-issued certificates not incl...

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