Malware map update: Canada’s infection rate on the rise as summer ends

Editor's note: Story and map updated with malware data from August 2015. Data from Statistics Canada's Police-reported cybercrime 2013 added. Data from IDC Canada's survey on IT budgets added. Canada's malware rate is

Published on: July 8th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Ransomware attacks see dramatic increase: McAfee

The latest McAfee Labs Threat Report from Intel Security warns of a rapid proliferation of new ransomware attacks, as well as HDD and SSD firmware attacks by a major computer espionage group and

Published on: June 10th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

6 emerging security trends, from electric cars to the connected home

Dell has released its annual Threat Report, highlighting emerging threat trends and looking at the most common attacks observed in 2015. The report is based on research from Dell’s Global Response Intelligence Defense

Published on: April 14th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Cybercrime is getting easier and what’s old is new again

New techniques are blending with old and exploit kits are making it easier to create advanced threats – these are among the conclusions of the 2015 Threat Report from Websense Security Labs. The

Published on: April 8th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Cyber threats don’t worry women as much as men: Kaspersky

A recently released survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International reveals that female Internet users care less about protecting themselves online than men. While awareness may be a factor, the survey also revealed that

Published on: March 6th, 2015 Dave Yin

Trying to make a causal link between unlicensed software and malware

In its ongoing quest to warn Canadians of the perils and costs of using unlicensed software, the Business Software Alliance (BSA) has released a report that tries to prove a link between the usage

Published on: February 26th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

How hackers can get inside your head

You’re just sitting at your desk, minding your own business, trying to get some work done. You’re not a powerful executive or someone with access to the corporate jewels. Still, cybercriminals are targeting you.

Published on: February 24th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Like your pancakes with a side of malware?

In another tale of web surfer beware, visitors to the web site of British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver that came looking for a pancake recipe were also served an unexpected side dish: malware.

Published on: February 19th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Network intrusions: A 2015 prediction from Howard Solomon, former editor at In the year 2015, the ability of IT to detect network intrusions won't improve. There will be more stunning attacks, so your job in the short run is defense. Train staff on

Published on: December 15th, 2014 ITBusiness Staff

Why data breaches keep happening

Target, Home Depot, and last week, Staples – it seems as though there are always new headlines cropping up about data breaches at major retailers or restaurants. For consumers, that can be worrying

Published on: October 27th, 2014 Candice So

Businesses’ chief security concern is data security: Kaspersky

Protecting data from being leaked or hacked – that’s the top security priority for businesses around the world, according to a new survey from Kaspersky Labs. In a survey released today, which Kaspersky

Published on: October 27th, 2014 Candice So

McAfee adds to legal chorus: Bieber is dangerous

Add this to accusations of vandalism, impaired and dangerous driving, for Stratford, Ont.-born mega pop star Justin Bieber's jacket: He's the Canadian most likely to lead web surfers to a malicious site, according

Published on: October 1st, 2014 Dave Webb

IAB launches an anti-fraud campaign for the ad industry

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is kickstarting a campaign that will try to keep other industries accountable when it comes to ad fraud. Today, the IAB released its "Anti-Fraud Principles," a set of

Published on: September 17th, 2014 Candice So

USB drives aren’t secure, researchers say

It's no big surprise USB drives can carry malware, or that they can infect our computers if we don't use antivirus software and reformatting to keep them malware-free. But those aren't the only

Published on: July 31st, 2014 Candice So