Pierluigi Paganini November 10, 2015
Flaw in Linux.Encoder1 ransomware reveals the decryption key

Experts at Bitdefender have discovered a flaw in Linux Encryption Ransomware Linux.Encoder1 that exposes the decryption Key used to lock the files. Last week security experts at Russian antivirus firm Doctor Web reported the discovery of a new Linux ransomware dubbed Linux.Encoder1 that is targeting Linux systems. It has been estimated that tens of users have already […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 01, 2015
Bitdefender Hacked, customer data being sold In the underground

Antivirus firms BitDefender has been hacked and data belonging to its customer have been leaked online. Hackers requested a $15,000 ransomware. Hackers are raising the bar, one of the most popular Antivirus firms BitDefender has been hacked and data belonging to its customer have been leaked online. The data breach highlighted serious security issues in the […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 10, 2015
Crooks use seemingly harmless help files to serve CryptoWall ransomware

Experts at Bitdefender revealed that crooks used seemingly harmless help files to distribute a variant of the popular ransomware CryptoWall. The cybercrime never ceases to surprise, every time we discuss a new and effective technique to deceive victims and evade detection mechanisms. Security experts at Bitdefender have discovered a new spam campaign that targeted a few […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 29, 2015
Spam campaign relies on macros embedded in empty Word documents

Experts at Bitdefender have discovered a spam campaign that tricks antispam filters by relying on macros in Empty Word Documents. Security experts at BitDefender observed a new tactic adopted by spammers that rely on emails with an empty Word document in the attachment to bypass anti-spam filters. The social engineering strategy adopted by spammers to lure victims into […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 11, 2014
Smartwatch Hacked, how to access data exchanged with Smartphone

Security experts at BitDefender demonstrated how is possible to access data exchanged between a smartwatch and a smartphone via Bluetooth. The paradigm of Internet of Things is influencing modern society and the way it approaches the technology in everyday life. An impressive amount of Intelligent devices surround us, but often we ignore the repercussion in term of security and privacy. […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 06, 2014
Facebook scams – Top 5 categories identified by a 2-year study

A two-year study conducted by researchers at Bitdefender analyzed more than 850000 Facebook scams identifying the most popular frauds. Experts at Bitdefender antivirus software provider have conducted a two-year study on the way crime exploit the popular social network Facebook, the analysis examines nearly 850,000 Facebook scams. The study on Facebook scams analyzed data from different […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 28, 2014
Russian Hackers disguise Kelihos bot as Anti-Government Software

Russian Hackers are spreading the Kelihos Trojan leading victims into believing that it is a software to hit Western Governments. Kelihos botnet is still active and exploited by the cybercrime ecosystem to monetize its effort as discovered by security experts at Bitdefender. Cyber criminals have a single purpose, to earn money by any means, for this reason it is […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 19, 2014
A new PushDo botnet variant infected 11,000 machine in 24 hours

Security Experts at Bitdefender report that a new PushDo variant emerged from the underground compromising 11,000 machine in 24 hours. Security experts at BitDefender have recently detected a surge in the number of Pushdo trojan infections analyzing data from e sinkholing of C&C domains used by the malware. The experts discovered that the new Pushdo campaign is […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 21, 2014
A new Bitcoin Mining trojan spread via Facebook

Hundreds of Facebook users from Portugal, Belgium, India, Romania, Serbia and other countries got infected with a new Bitcoin mining Trojan. Social media represents a privileged target for cybercrime, the last threat that is menacing Facebook users is a new malicious campaign which spread a Trojan with mining capabilities. Security Expert at Bitdefender firm discovered that […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 09, 2014
Facebook ‘Naked Video’ scam hits 2 million users

Security Experts at Bitdefender discovered a clickjacking Naked Video scam that already infected more that 2 millions Facebook users. Sex and social media is a dangerous mix abused by cyber criminals to hit a large number of users of most popular social networks. In the last couple of years the number of illicit activities on […]