NRC hack cost Ottawa ‘hundreds of millions,’ Globe reports

Any business that's suffered a cyber security breach knows that it can be a costly experience, but few could stomach a report from the federal government that a 2014 breach at the National

Published on: March 30th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Canadian among four charged by U.S. in 2014 Yahoo hack

American law enforcement officials have worked with Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) to help stop cyber crime. However on Wednesday the Justice department accused the FSB of recruiting a man with dual Canadian and Kazakh

Published on: March 16th, 2017 Howard Solomon

One billion Yahoo accounts hacked in largest data breach ever

Just a few months after announcing that in 2014 500 million accounts were hacked, Yahoo Inc. is at it again, disclosing this week that in 2013 one billion accounts were hacked in the

Published on: December 15th, 2016 Alex Radu

Android malware steals Google account information from 1 million users

There's a reason to make sure devices you or you administer have the latest software -- the older the software, the more likely hackers can find vulnerabilities. Proof of that was demonstrated this

Published on: December 1st, 2016 Howard Solomon

Cyber-security predictions for 2013

With the end of 2012 fast approaching, security software vendors are gazing into their crystal balls to predict what the threat landscape will look like in 2013.While obviously flipping another page in a

Published on: November 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Anonymous claims PayPal hack on Guy Fawkes Day

Update: PayPal has responded to the alleged breach by saying an internal investigation finds no evidence to support Anoymous' claim of stolen passwords. Other reports on the Web now indicate a different payment

Published on: November 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Hacked!: Coping when your company’s email gets hijacked

What would you do if hackers had compromised your company's online identity and sent a fraudulent email purporting to be from your business? It's a question Toronto firm J. Goss + Associates was

Published on: November 1st, 2012 Christine Wong

Hackers stole Michael Jackson songs worth $250 million from Sony

Sony's PlayStation Network major outage last year was not the only damage done by hackers. Michael Jackson's entire back catalogue of more than 50,000 music files, worth some $250 million, was stolen as

Published on: March 5th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

BlackBerry PlayBook e-mail app exposed to hackers: security researchers

Research in Motion may have improved its overall experience on the PlayBook with its recent update, but security researchers recently revealed that the device leaves corporate email and user information open to potential

Published on: January 18th, 2012 Angela West

Anonymous not behind vulgar Facebook spam attack: researcher

The recent spam attack that planted pornographic images on Facebook was not the work of Anonymous, a security researcher said Thursday.On Tuesday, Facebook confirmed what it called"a coordinated spam attack" that resulted in

Published on: November 18th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Were you a victim of Operation Shady RAT?

Whether you believe McAfee that Operation Shady RAT was a major hacking operation taking place over five years and affecting every industry, or Symantec Corp.'s rebut that those hacks weren't such a big

Published on: August 9th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Avoid jailbreaking and PDFs to stay secure on iOS

The cat-and-mouse game between Apple and those who would "liberate" its iOS devices is back on after Wednesday's launch of JailbreakMe 3.0, a website that hacks iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads to allow

Published on: July 11th, 2011 Robert Dutt

Microsoft to issue one critical Windows update this week

Microsoft today said it will issue four security updates next week, only one of which is pegged as critical, to patch 22 vulnerabilities in Windows and Visio 2003.Next Tuesday's patch lineup is smaller

Published on: July 11th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Chinese government refutes Google accusations over Gmail attacks

A Chinese official today denied accusations that the government was responsible for attacks that accessed hundreds of Google Gmail accounts. "The so-called allegations that the Chinese government supports hacking is completely fabricated with

Published on: June 3rd, 2011 Gregg Keizer