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 ...

Bitdefender’s Pick. Alan Turing, Father of Artificial Intelligence!

Bitdefender’s Pick. Alan Turing, Father of Artificial Intelligence!

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 ...

18 per cent of SMBs Still Use XP, Face Security Risks, Bitdefender Warns

18 per cent of SMBs Still Use XP, Face Security Risks, Bitdefender Warns

Almost one in five small and medium businesses worldwide are exposed to major security risks as they are still using Windows XP after Microsoft ended support for the operating syst ...

It’s Not Funny: Facebook Users Tricked into Bitcoin Mining

It’s Not Funny: Facebook Users Tricked into Bitcoin Mining

Hundreds of Facebook users got infected with a new Trojan secretly using their systems to mine for Bitcoins, the virtual currency that spread a global money-making fever, Bitdefend ...

Smart TVs Vulnerable to Multiple Cyber Threats, Study Reveals

A new digital television standard, called Hybrid Broadcast-Broadband Television (HbbTV), can be exploited by hackers to “invisibly” hijack Europeans’ smart TVs using radio frequency injection, according to research by the Columbia University’s Network Security Lab. By including HTML content into broadcast streams, HbbTV exposes a TV set to numerous security weaknesses. “Exploiting these vulnerabilities, an ...

UK government proposes life sentences for catastrophic cyber attacks

Last week, the UK government set out its new plans to tackle internet crime in the Queen's Speech. For those who live outside the UK, it's worth explaining that the Queen's Speech is a ceremonial state occasion, full of pomp, crowns and tradition, where Her Majesty the Queen reads a speech kindly written for her by the government about its legislative agenda. What is of interest to readers of Hot for Securi...

Scammers Abuse Twitter Features, Trick Thousands with ‘Follower’ Scheme

A series of enhanced follower scams has tricked thousands of Twitter users after a group abused the platform’s authentication system, TweetDeck and Trends section, antivirus software provider Bitdefender warns. The security company reported the scams and notified the micro-blogging company of the dangerous web sites, which are massively promoted through Twitter Trends. The 'entrepreneurs', who may be from T...

The NSA Gathers Millions of Web Images, New Leaks Reveal

The US National Security Agency is intercepting a massive volume of images to be used in facial recognition programs, according to the New York Times. Newly released documents from former agency contractor Edward J. Snowden show that the agency has explored millions of images from people’s emails, text messages, videoconferences and other communication channels to identify targets and terrorist suspects. Ac...

Linkin Park’s Facebook page suffers hack attack

The official Facebook page of rock band Linkin Park has been hacked, and its 62 million fans bombarded with spam messages containing coarse images and out-of-character links to third-party sites. As Hackread reports, at one point the hackers even hijacked Linkin Park's social media platform to promote a new album by Jay Z. To be honest, this doesn't appear to be the most malicious attack ever undertaken aga...

Bitdefender’s Pick. 5 Geeky Gadgets You’d Love

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 for new gadgets and innovative technologies. You'll simply love our pick!  [divide] 1. You’ve been sitting on that chair too long! Take a fitness trainer with you everywhere. Your flesh and blood fitness trainer can't prompt you to ...

Google Gives Users Right to be Forgotten

Google has created an online form for European users who request the company to erase their names from search results, according to the Inquirer. The action comes in response to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision to support the so-called ‘right to be forgotten' that obliges search firms to remove links related to people who consider them irrelevant, outdated or inappropriate. “We will assess each ...

Iranian hackers set up fake news website, and posed as journalists on Facebook to spy on United States and others

Security researchers claim to have uncovered a three-year-old internet espionage campaign, targeting military personnel, diplomats, and defence contractors in the United States and Israel. The campaign, dubbed "NEWSCASTER" by iSIGHT Partners, saw more than a dozen fake profiles created on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, pretending to be journalists, government or defence workers...

Security Breaches Hit Half of Americans; Bitdefender provides security advice

Almost 110 million Americans have been exposed to data theft in the last 12 months, CNNMoney and Ponemon Institute researchers report. Up to 432 million user accounts have been breached, according to the information recorded by the Identity Theft Resource Center and CNNMoney's overview of the security incidents made public last year. Looking at a short summary, the most damaging breaches include some of the...

‘Can I Post These Pictures on Facebook?’ Polite IM Trojan Asks

Over 1,300 systems got infected with the latest Instant Messaging Trojan, which uses polite social engineering and biblical verses to hide encrypted data, Bitdefender warns. The antivirus software provider spotted an increasing wave of infections in the past week in countries such as the US, the UK, Germany, Canada, France, Denmark, Japan and Romania. After gaining access to users’ contact lists, Gen:Varian...

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