The results of a recent investigation by SANS ISC CTO Johannes Ullrich are in: cybercriminals have been targeting a variety of Internet-of-Things devices and infecting them with Bitcoin-mining malware.
Scammers are taking advantage of Bitdefender's good reputation and are luring victims in with promises of free downloads of "Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015," the company warns.
If all the claims included in the adverts for the multi-platform, multi-purpose piece of malware called Zorenium are true, it could very well have a considerable impact on a large number of users, and become a favorite tool for cyber crooks.
Kaspersky Lab found that many malicious attachments in February's spam came in emails allegedly sent by women who wanted to make new friends in the run-up to Valentine's Day.
Security researchers are keeping a close eye on underground cybercrime forums and are quick to spot new offerings, such as the BlackOS software package.