Spammers sending more texts ahead of CASL, researchers find

If you’re a resident of Montreal, Que., chances are you’re one of the most targeted people to receive text messaged spam on your phone – and you may have gotten more than usual

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 20th, 2014 Candice So

FIFA World Cup is hackers’ chance to score personal data

It’s a ritual once every four years – fans gathering in soccer jerseys emblazoned with their favourite players’ names across the back, storming pubs and bars all over Canada to cheer on their

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 4th, 2014 Candice So

E-commerce and point-of-sales among biggest targets for data breaches

Sensitive, confidential data was hackers’ top target in 2013, alongside credit card and debit card credentials – and two of the worst hot spots were in e-commerce and point-of-sales (POS) terminals, according to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 21st, 2014 Candice So

Pony malware targeting passwords and Bitcoins uncovered

Correction: The original version of this story said there were attacks on 73,000 different websites. The correct number is 93,000. We regret the error. Security researchers have uncovered a new type of malware

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 26th, 2014 Candice So

Bell customer data leak may lead to more phishing attacks

Bell Canada has suffered a breach of security. According to a company press release that blames an unspecified third party supplier in Ottawa, 22,421 user names and passwords and five valid credit card

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 3rd, 2014 Claudiu Popa

Millions of Target customers should expect a surprise in their inboxes

What was already a catastrophically large security breach became ridiculously monumental today as Target notified the public that an additional 30 million customers have been added to the previous total of 40 million

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 10th, 2014 Claudiu Popa

Canadian ISP learns folly of unpatched WordPress sites

Ottawa-based Storm Internet learned a valuable lesson in keeping software up to date - especially when its the content management system behind your website, report malware researchers at Blue Coat. Without knowing it,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Government unveils final anti-spam regulations, dates

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), the anti-spam bill that targets businesses that send email and other digital messages to people without permission, will start coming into effect July 1, 2014, according to an order

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Mobile threats are growing, McAfee report finds

Mobile threats are on the rise, with more mobile malware coming from lookalike banking apps, adult-only entertainment apps, targeted Trojan viruses and spyware, according to a new report from security solutions provider McAfee

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 26th, 2013 Candice So

‘Lionytics’ takes spam battle to social media

Developers looking to ward off spam from social media and email now have one more tool in their arsenal, thanks to new software from Ottawa-based Lionhardt Technologies. Lionytics, an anti-spam application programming interface

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 8th, 2013 Candice So

Canada a landing pad for foreign hackers, report finds

Canada is playing host to a slew of foreign cybercriminals, making it one of the top countries in the world for hackers looking for a destination to plant their malware, phishing and command

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 12th, 2013 Candice So

McAfee unveils new security suites for BYOD era

Security solutions and services provider McAfee Inc. released two new software suites on Wednesday, geared towards protecting businesses’ data on their mobile devices and applications. Given that more and more businesses are adopting

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 29th, 2013 Candice So

Tax season a perfect time for data security check-up

 As a small business owner, tax season can be… taxing. Between filing deadlines, issuing important tax documents to employees, and regular warnings from the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency)  about scams and phishing attacks

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 5th, 2013 Sean Forkan

Canada one of most popular countries to host malware, phishing operations: Websense

Canada is one of top countries in the world most affected by malware and phishing, according to a report from a San Diego-based security vendor. The biggest cyber-security threat faced by businesses over

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson