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Fake EA Account Tricking People Into Giving Personal Info

We would like to think that people are able to spot certain scams, but unfortunately, that is not the case. It turns out that hackers are using fake EA sports accounts during the World Cup to trick people into handing over login information. MalwareBytes is report in...

Chinese Phone Ships With Malware

Buying almost any electronic from China is risky nowadays, but a new report from Heise gives even more of a reason to be careful if you are buying phones from the country. Heise says that the Star N9500 Android smartphone has been found to include the Uupay.D trojan...

100 Arrested In International Cybercrime Sting

Authorities from 17 countries have worked together to arrest at least 100 cybercriminals involved with the BlackShades malware which has been used to infect an estimated 500,000 computers. BlackShades provides a hacker with complete remote access to a victim's...

"Verify Apps" Now Continuously Monitors Your Android 2.3+ Device

Google is pushing out a new update for "Verify Apps," a service that is available to all Android devices running Android 2.3 and above. Before the update, the service would scan apps for suspicious activity/malware only during installation. However, the update...

Update on World Of Warcraft Account Stealing Malware

We previously reported that Blizzard posted a warning to World of Warcraft players about malware compromising players' accounts. They have identified the malware as a bogus version of the Curse Client that people were downloading from a bogus version of the website.

Blizzard Warns of World of Warcraft Account Stealing Trojan

Blizzard has recently put a post on the support forums for World of Warcraft informing players that they are receiving reports about a Trojan that is compromising users' accounts, even if they are using Blizzard's two-step authentication method for account protection.

Bogus GTA V For PC File Infects Thousands

Seems that on several torrent sites, an industrious hacker as dropped a supposedly "leaked" version of the hit title Grand Theft Auto V for the PC. Instead of a sneak peek at what was in store for the game, thousands were introduced to the wonderful world of malware.

Beta Bot Malware Disables Anti-Virus Protection

The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued a warning about a new type of virus called Beta Bot. The malware targets financial institutions, e-commerce sites and social networks to steal sensitive user information and disables anti-virus programs.

Samsung to Pre-Load Future Smartphones with Anti-Virus

With the ease at which malware developers are able to slip phoney apps through Google Play, high-volume smartphone makers like Samsung, are taking device security into their own hands. The company plans to pre-install anti-virus software on all its future smartphones.

Citadel Trojan Returns As Threat In Japan

According to research performed by Trend Micro, an advanced version of the infamous banking malware, Citadel Trojan, has reared its ugly head again and has been found targeting Japanese computers. They additionally state it could move to Europe at any time.
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