Bitdefender joins Europol and partners to support victim disinfection after dismantling of international criminal ring Avalanche

Bitdefender joins Europol and partners to support victim disinfection after dismantling of international criminal ring Avalanche

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from HotForSecurity , on 01.12.2016

Do your part for a safer Internet and scan your devices for these now-extinct threats using the free tool provided by Bitdefender. On November 30, a thorough investigation code-named Operation Avalanche has materialized in an extremely complex, cross-jurisdiction, cross-industry clean-up effort. The project, coordinated by Europol and supported by partner anti-malware vendors, targeted malware families […] read more

How to Develop a Face Recognition System Using Neuronal Networks

How to Develop a Face Recognition System Using Neuronal Networks

by Business Insights , on 29.11.2016

There is a lot of noise about artificial intelligence lately - plenty of controversy regarding what it is and, especially what it isn’t. From a researcher’s perspective, neuronal networks are a powerful tool that enables automation of tedious big data tasks, but also one that also encourages experiments in other areas of research. read more

Mirai strikes again, leaving 1 million users offline

Mirai strikes again, leaving 1 million users offline

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 29.11.2016

When security experts warned us that Mirai-infected connected devices would strike again, and 10-fold, they weren’t kidding. Almost 1 million internet users in Europe couldn’t get online this weekend following an organized cyberattack launched by 900,000 home routers exploited by Mirai malware, Deutsche Telekom confirmed. The German internet provider announced that only some 5 percent […] read more

Hackers blackmail customers of Liechtenstein bank

Hackers blackmail customers of Liechtenstein bank

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 29.11.2016

After hacking Chinese-owned Valartis Bank Liechtenstein, unknown attackers stole the client database and are now allegedly blackmailing the bank’s clients through emails, Reuters writes. Valartis Bank is the sixth-largest entity in Liechtenstein and manages funds worth approximately 4 billion Swiss Francs. 83.23 percent of the bank is owned by Hong Kong-based luxury goods group Citychamp […] read more

Award-winning Bitdefender Mobile Security bolsters defense of 5,000 users in Europol’s CyberSecMonth campaign

Award-winning Bitdefender Mobile Security bolsters defense of 5,000 users in Europol’s CyberSecMonth campaign

by Răzvan MUREȘAN, from HotForSecurity , on 28.11.2016

Bitdefender’s partnership with the CyberSecMonth initiative, supported by Europol and ENISA to raise awareness of mobile cyber threats and their devastating consequences, gave more than 5,000 European users access to cutting-edge defense against mobile threats. Romania, the Russian Federation, Germany, France, and Poland were among the countries with the most installs. Bitdefender’s Android security app offers flawless […] read more

Japanese Defense Ministry flip flops on allegations of hack by foreign state

Japanese Defense Ministry flip flops on allegations of hack by foreign state

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 28.11.2016

The Japanese Defense Ministry earlier today denied reports that it suffered a sophisticated cyberattack in September, Bloomberg reported. Prior to the Bloomberg report, the Japan Times had cited ministry sources claiming the Japanese Defense Ministry had just discovered a massive cyberattack from September. By breaching the communication network between the Defense Ministry and the Self-Defense […] read more

Ransomware Takes San Francisco Transit Station Hostage; $73,000 Ransom Sought

Ransomware Takes San Francisco Transit Station Hostage; $73,000 Ransom Sought

by Liviu ARSENE, from HotForSecurity , on 28.11.2016

San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency recently suffered a ransomware infection that affected nearly 25 percent of its network, leading to free rides for passengers. While the transit service was not impacted, a Muni station official said the turnstiles were left open so as to not affect customers. The attackers, operating under the “Andy Saolis” alias […] read more

Watching a video can crash and freeze any iPhone

Watching a video can crash and freeze any iPhone

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 25.11.2016

When you think of denial-of-service, there’s a good chance you picture the botnet-powered attacks that see attackers bombard websites with so much traffic that they become near-impossible to access. But denial-of-service describes a much broader range of attacks than that. In its purest form, denial of service means any kind of incident that disrupts usage […] read more

Printers gone rogue – what’s the worst that can happen?

Printers gone rogue – what’s the worst that can happen?

by Alexandra GHEORGHE, from HotForSecurity , on 25.11.2016

Everyday printers seem like bulky, if innocuous, pieces of office furniture. But recent experiments show newer generations of Internet-enabled printers can pose serious risks to business data security and confidentiality. A researcher camouflaged a Raspberry Pi motherboard and two phone antennas inside an office printer and managed to intercept telephone calls and text messages. Masquerading […] read more

Goodbye online privacy: Thai Parliament debates additions to Computer Crime Act

Goodbye online privacy: Thai Parliament debates additions to Computer Crime Act

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 25.11.2016

Amendments to the 2007 Computer Crime Act recently discussed in the Thai parliament scare the wits out of human rights organizations. Thailand’s military government wants its internet users to kiss privacy goodbye and accept even closer online surveillance. Initially implemented to fight spam, computer-related crimes and identity fraud, the original computer bill was vaguely written […] read more

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