Government Employee Sextorting and Cyberstalking at Work

How much free time do government employees have at work? Well Michael C. Ford a former State Department civilian employee had too much time. From his desk at the embassy in London between January 2013 and May 2015 Ford used a government computer to hack 450 private email accounts and sextort 75 women. Ford has…

Speeding Ticket Scam

The Police Department of Tredyffrin PA announced the discovery of a speeding ticket scam. Victims received emails with the following content: From: Speeding Citation (citation@safe-browsing.com) To: vfiorillo@phillymag.com Subject: Notification of excess speed First Name: Victor Last Name: Fiorillo Notification of excess speed Route: Mill Road Date: 8 March 2016 Time: 7:55 am Speed Limit: 40…

Free Protection Form Ransomware

Ransomware attacks have been growing exponentially making anti-virus companies scramble to keep up with the latest attacks.¬† One of these companies, Bitdefender, takes a new tactic and makes it available for FREE. The Bitdefender solution makes it appear as though your computer is already infected with current versions of Ransomware. Kind of like a vaccine…

FBI Hijacks Hackers Webcam

Sextortionists and fake antivirus software are not the only ones who hijack webcams anymore. Now the FBI is doing it. Only they have a method which does not turn on the indicator light that let’s you know the webcam is on. Of course, as long they are in your computer recording live feed, they also download files, photos,…

Linux Worm Attacks ‘Things’

Linux.Darlloz, in addition to being able to attack Linux computers, has the ability to target small devices attached to the internet. Vulnerabilities in chips used in home routers, security cameras, set-top boxes like Apple TV, Roku, cable boxes and etc. and even industrial controllers are susceptible to this worm. The devices above utilize Linux services to…

AV-Comparatives Scores Panda 100%

On October 31st Panda Security announced that their cloud based antivirus product, Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Addition, received a 100% detection rating by AVComparatives.org. Considered to be the most complete and rigorous test for antivirus software, AV-Comparatives’ Real-World Protection Test, evaluates how such products perform in real life. The test reproduces everyday user scenarios to see how…

Grand Theft Auto Torrent Is Malware

Someone leaked a torrent claiming to be Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto 5 for PCs. The download is 18 gigs large and includes a setup.exe that actually seems to work. In reality the download is only malware. The creators of this malware have even taken the time to optimize the download pages so they appear…

Top Antivirus Software For Small Business

Yesterday AV Comparatives¬†released their 2013 Business Software Review. The report evaluates security software for small and medium sized businesses who would not normally be large enough to have a full time IT professional on staff. The report assumes a business running a Windows 2012 domain, and only 25 PCs running Windows 7 or 8. AV…