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Surprise, Hackers Use TeamViewer to Spread Ransomware

Security analysts mostly deal with ransomware attacks deployed through exploits, booby-trapped email attachments, or Microsoft Office loopholes occurring when users are tricked into enabling macros. A series of recent onslaughts, however, stand out from the crowd because the offenders have been taking...

Best Security Software 2016 – Privacy PC Awards

Security suites are bound to meet the ever-evolving challenges of cybercrime otherwise they simply lose topicality. The gauntlet thrown down by malicious software has come to pose a much more serious risk than a year ago, which not all vendors are able to genuinely address in their new product line for...

Bitdefender 2016 Black Friday 60% off

Privacy-PC is officially opening the Christmas shopping season with a fantastic deal. With the featured promotion in store for our esteemed visitors, Black Friday 2015 couldn’t possibly get any more secure. Ready? Here we go! Get 60% off on the award-winning Bitdefender products for consumer PCs,...

Best Security Software 2015

Looking back at 2014, the progress in technology used for antivirus protection, online security and user privacy defense is to the fore. In the framework of increasingly tight competition within the industry and the vendors’ approaches that have to rapidly advance in order to meet the more serious...

Best Security Software 2014

Having bidden farewell to the year of 2013, we would love to share our impressions, observations and perspectives with regard to the state of security software industry’s achievements within the respective time span and predict the trends for the year we’re already in. Our interest in this...

SUPERAntiSpyware Licenses Giveaway for Halloween!

Not only is Halloween a scary and mystical holiday, it’s all about lots of fun and gifts, too! Following the tradition, we at Privacy PC are happy to announce a major giveaway of security software licenses to our readers, courtesy of SUPERAntiSpyware. Winner of the Privacy PC Bronze Award in the...

“Your PC is blocked”: Background of the Police Ransomware Virus

Reveton – the universal extortion instrument The Reveton Trojan which has become a buzzword in the IT security circles over the course of the past year or so is being actively exploited in different profit-driven cybercrime campaigns. A few weeks ago we posted a thorough analysis of the version generating...

Spamhaus DDoSed to Death

The Spamhaus Project reported a super powerful DDoS attack which has been lasting since mid-March. The company indicated that the attack comes from the Dutch hosting provider CyberBunker, which is suspected of providing services to spammers. Spamhaus is a nonprofit organization based in London and Geneva. It...

Anonymous Launches “Operation Last Resort” Targeting U.S. Government Website

Hackers representing the much-spoken-of Anonymous group made the website of the United States Sentencing Commission go offline starting early Saturday. Judging from the hacktivists’ message posted on the hacked website and on YouTube, this attack was launched as retaliation for the recent death of Aaron...

Best Security Software 2012 – Privacy PC Awards

2012 turned out to be saturated with security events. We saw influxes of new sophisticated malware, outrageous breaches, data leakages, and a myriad of expert perspectives on what measures to adopt for mitigating the associated risks. Meanwhile, one of our primary highlights is the state of security...