Don’t fall for this old scam

By Paul Wood Fake antivirus has been around for a while and it’s a booming business/cybercrime enterprise that probably isn’t going anywhere soon. It is also one of the most popular types of

Published on: September 19th, 2012 Paul Wood

Data breaches are down but hackers are more selective: Symantec

The latest data breach figures from Symantec present a ‘good news, bad news' scenario.Symantec's August 2012 Intelligence Report compares the number ofbreaches for the first eight months of this year with the same

Published on: September 12th, 2012 Christine Wong

Sophisticated ‘Elderwood’ hackers targeting defence industry, Symantec warns

A group of highly skilled and organized attackers, likely backed by some serious computing power, have been conducting targeted attacks against North America’s defence industry supply chain for the past three years, according

Published on: September 7th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Phishing is not an Olympic sport

By Paul Wood, Cyber Security Intelligence Manager, Symantec The Olympics are an exciting time when our national pride is at an all time high. I’m sure that most of us find ourselves constantly

Published on: August 9th, 2012 Paul Wood

New Symantec releases take aim at BYOD Android threats

Symantec is aiming its security crosshairs at Android.The company just released a new set of products designed to protectusers of the popular mobile operating system from threats exacerbatedby the bring your own device

Published on: July 17th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Size doesn’t matter when it comes to protecting against online attacks

Lately it seems rare to read a technology section and not see a story about a targeted online security attack. With Stuxnet, Duqu and now Flamer making big headlines, targeted attacks have become

Published on: July 17th, 2012 Paul Wood

Data stored by organizations passes 2 zettabyte mark

Information stored by Canadian small businesses is expected to grow more than 2.5 times faster than data stored by their large enterprise counterparts, and they are paying more to manage it, according to

Published on: June 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

More Canadian SMBs sharing files — and risk — through BYOD

File sharing is also risk sharing in the new bring-your-own-device SMB landscape, a Symantec Corp. study concludes.More than a fifth (22 per cent) of Canadian SMBs surveyed by thesecurity software vendor have no

Published on: June 19th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian SMBs may have a false sense of IT security: study

Canada's small and medium sized businesses may be underestimating the need to plan for IT disasters compared to SMBs in other countries around the world, a new survey shows. Symantec surveyed 2,053 businesses

Published on: May 14th, 2012 Christine Wong

Avira releases free Mac antivirus, Android tracker

German security company Avira has released free antivirus software for Apple Macs, joining a host of security software providers offering protection for OS X.Avira said Apple's market share for computers has increased, which

Published on: March 28th, 2012 Jeremy Kirk

Average data breach cost falls for first time in seven years

The average organizational cost of data breaches has decreased for the first time in seven years, according to a study released by Symantec and the Ponemon Institute on Tuesday.In 2011 the average cost

Published on: March 20th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

Business Software Alliance’s latest weird argument for stronger IP laws

The Business Software Alliance has found a newly imagined detriment of Canada’s supposedly sub-par intellectual property laws – make sure you’re sitting down for this shocker – it’s slowing down the advancement of

Published on: February 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Spammers adopt new attack strategies for ‘New Year’

by Paul Wood The New Year saw an increase in global spam levels as spammers continued to take advantage of holidays and major current events in an effort to entice users to click on

Published on: February 9th, 2012 Paul Wood

Hackers selling off Web credentials amassed in huge databases

Cyber-criminals have amassed so many credentials for various social networks and Web services that they are now creating the equivalent of discount factory outlets to sell them off, Trusteer Research reports. The Web

Published on: February 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff