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 ...

Lizard Squad blamed for Facebook downtime. Facebook says “Err.. no”

Hacking gang jokers Lizard Squad appeared to be taking credit for Facebook and Instagram falling off the web earlier today, but you - and the media - shouldn't be too quick to believe them. In a tweet the notorious hacking crew, who previously attacked XBox Live and PlayStation Network gaming services over Christmas, referenced the the problems being experienced by various social networks earlier today. And...

Empty MS Office Documents Spark Suspicions, Bitdefender Says

Bitdefender, the innovative antivirus software provider, is warning MS Office users against a spam campaign that tricks antispam filters to allow spam freely into mailboxes. A clean Microsoft Office file is attached to these e-mails. Or so it seems! If you recently received an odd tax return or a remittance from a bank, you might not want to open the file. For a few days, cybercriminals have sent targeted e...

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 mirrored by the cyber-criminal(s) in order to prevent an early takedown. UPDATE: there are a number of similar scams in circulation as of today which are targeting particullarly Spanish-speaking users. Unlike the scam we documented bel...

Leaked Minecraft passwords aren’t the result of hack, says Microsoft

There's good news if you're a fan of the online game Minecraft. Microsoft, the parent company of Minecraft developer Mojang, has confirmed that Minecraft has not been hacked. Concerns were raised that a breach might have been the reason behind over 1800 users' credentials appearing on Pastebin, as reported by Hot for Security and Heise, however it always seemed more likely that the login details had been st...

GCHQ took less than 10 minutes to covertly scoop up 70,000 emails – and it’s a disgrace

It's a strange and disturbing world we are living in. Politicians are calling for encrypted communications to be outlawed if they do not have a backdoor through which law-enforcement can spy upon conversations. Intelligence chiefs are pronouncing that "We can’t stop terrorism, unless we spy on the innocent." What's clear is that there is an almighty fight kicking off between those who believe the public sho...

Notorious Website Hacking Tool … Hacked

The database of LizardStresser - the tool of the notorious Lizard Squard hacking group - was compromised and thousands of buyers were exposed, according to KrebsOnSecurity. “A copy of the LizardStresser customer database obtained by KrebsOnSecurity shows that it attracted more than 14,241 registered users, but only a few hundred appear to have funded accounts at the service,” Krebs said. The tool was availa...

Vivino wine-lovers’ app leaked personal information

Vivino, a popular smartphone app, that allows wine-lovers to scan their favourite bottles of plonk and share recommendations with their friends, has left a sour taste in the mouth - after a security researcher found a privacy vulnerability. Randy Westergren, a software developer with a long history of finding privacy holes in other people's programs, discovered a privacy issue in how the Vivino app communic...

Win a MacBook Air with Bitdefender #hugamac

Here’s your chance to win a brand new 13” MacBook Air by just posting a selfie with your current Mac, followed by the hashtag #hugamac. You can use Facebook, Twitter, and even Instagram to immortalize the love for your Mac, as long as you upload the selfie by February 28th, 18:00 PM (GTM+2), at the latest. Guys and gals, feel free to go all artistic with these selfies, as long as we can make sure that it’s...

1800+ Minecraft usernames and passwords leak online

According to German media reports, a list of 1800 Minecraft usernames and passwords has been published online - potentially allowing anyone to break into your account and cause mayhem in the popular chunky 3D world. Heise reports that many of the affected accounts appear to be belong to German gamers, and that some of the login credentials have been verified to be valid. If unauthorised users exploited the...

Turkey Threatens to Block Twitter Again

Turkey officials plan to ban Twitter unless the social media network blocks a newspaper story involving its intelligence agencies, according to the New York Times. A local court said the newspaper violated national security laws by posting documents about a military police raid on Turkish Intelligence Agency trucks traveling to Syria in January 2014. The newspaper claimed that the intelligence agency’s truc...

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