Cryptolocker Hysteria Exploited by Hackers

Worst computer virusOne of the hottest subjects making headlines in the past few weeks are two related viruses, GameOver Zeus and Cryptolocker, and the temporarily takedown of the huge botnet which distributed them.

The reason for the front page news is the amount of damage they have caused worldwide: over $100 million attributed to GameOver Zeus alone, not to mention the amount of money extorted by Cryptolocker from its victims in exchange for file decryption keys.

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Virus Alert : CryptoLocker and GameOver Zeus

cryptolockerIn the last few days rogue software CryptoLocker and GameOver Zeus have received a lot of attention following an announcement by the US and European officials that they have temporarily managed to disrupt the system used by the malware.
And according to the UK’s National Crime Agency, UK citizens will have a two-week window to reduce the threat by strengthening their computer’s protection.

BullGuard already protects you against these two viruses: it detects them and successfully cleans the infected machines.  

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Hacking Facebook Accounts- a scam used in online advertising

facebook Hacking Facebook accounts has been commonplace since the beginning of the Facebook era and, of course, one of the preferred methods for implementing social engineering attacks. However, some of these scams are in fact just a small part of a much bigger online advertising pricing system, in which webmasters aim to get more money from their web traffic.

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Antivirus isn’t dead

antivirusComments in the news over the past week have suggested that antivirus software is dead. It’s not true and is actually a dangerous claim to make. Read on for an explanation and understand why you need to stay protected. 

A recent widely reported news story said that antivirus is dead. Such a statement is disingenuous and irresponsible at the very least. It would have been far more accurate to say many antivirus solutions are based on signature-based virus detection and signature-based detection is no longer enough.

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NEWS ALERT: eBay security breached

ebayGlobal auction site, eBay is calling on its users to change their passwords.The move comes after hackers apparently got into one of its databases that contain encrypted passwords and email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth.

The company said it has conducted extensive tests across its networks and has found no evidence of user’s accounts being compromised.

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BullGuard Mobile Security app for Android

BullGuard Mobile SecurityBullGuard Mobile Security is a cutting–edge app that delivers next generation security to protect users against a wide range of threats. It offers industry-leading defence to safeguard against the damage than can arise from loss or theft and provides an array of powerful tools unmatched by competitors.

BullGuard Mobile Security is easy-to-use, provides intuitive operation and doesn’t drain batteries. The app also includes BullGuard Mobile Security Manager, a web-based platform that provides remote access to devices, and answers the problems of safeguarding data faced by today’s mobile users.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the ApesA virus is set to wipe out humankind while our simian cousins have acquired intelligence equal to, and in some cases, above that of mankind. Apes are set to rule the world while the remaining humans fight against enslavement to chimps, gorillas and orang-utans. And you could find yourself hanging out in the tree tops of an outstandingly beautiful national park near Barcelona. What’s the connection? Read on.

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Join the March with BeatBullying

Big March BeatbullyingBullGuard is extremely proud to announce a partnership with the anti-bullying charity, BeatBullying. Both real-world and cyber-bullying are real threats that need to be stopped. BeatBullying works hard internationally to do just that, believing that no one should have to endure the pain, fear or isolation of being bullied.

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