Small firms must do more for safe online banking, experts say

Use a dedicated computer for online banking transactions to stay safe says the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and American Bankers Association – but that alone won’t cut it if businesses really want

Published on: January 17th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Online retailers buckle down security for holiday season

FRAMINGHAM - One predictable trend in recent years has been a sharp increase in online attacks directed against retailers during the holiday shopping season. This year is proving to be no different either,

Published on: December 8th, 2008 Jaikumar Vijayan

Billion-dollar underground economy run over IRC

Cybercriminals have been scared away from Web forums to Internet Relay Chat (IRC) servers where they continue to do a brisk trade of financial information worth billions of dollars, according to a new

Published on: November 24th, 2008 Brian Jackson

500,000 bots blotted out with shut down of Web hosting firm

The shutdown last week of a U.S.-based Web hosting company crippled more than 500,000 bots, or compromised computers, which are no longer able to receive commands from criminals, a security researcher said today.Although

Published on: November 19th, 2008 Brian Jackson