‘All Hell breaks loose’ when DDoS attacks strike, Toronto victim says

Pagers start buzzing, Tweets start flooding the screen, phones start ringing and every other incoming information sensor starts blinking – that's how Mark Jeftovic knows his Toronto-based domain name server service is being

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 21st, 2011 Brian Jackson

A new twist on shortened URLs as spam carriers

by Paul Wood For some time Symantec has been warning social networking users to beware of shortened URLs as sometimes it can be hard to see where the link will actually lead. Spammers have

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 2nd, 2011 Paul Wood

Cyber criminals get more aggressive with social engineering tactics

by Matt Sergeant Cyber criminals are more aggressive with their social engineering tactics as evidenced in the September 2011 Symantec Intelligence Report. This month, roughly 72 per cent of all e-mail-borne malware contained

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 12th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Symantec DLP for tablets: Security or strong arm tactic?

It's a late night, and you've fired up Facebook on your ACME.com company-owned iPad to post some bad news. "A reduction in workforce is going to happen this week," you type into your

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 5th, 2011 Tom Kaneshige

Symantec takes Norton mobile and into the cloud

Symantec Corp. is targeting the tablet market and extending its security offerings to the cloud with the release of its Norton 2012 product line.Along with the updated versions of Norton Internet Security and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 20th, 2011 Christine Wong

Cybercrime affects minimum of two-thirds of all Canadians

More than two-thirds of Canadians have been victims of cybercrime in the past year, costing a total loss of $863 million in cash and an average of nine days of lost productivity per

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 9th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Finally, some statistics on the impact of cybercrime in Canada!

By Claudiu Popa   It’s about time. Since most companies do not benefit from security monitoring tools and technologies and many of those that do aren’t inclined to share their unfortunate events for fear

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 9th, 2011 Claudiu Popa

Small firms neglect virtual server security, Symantec says

While most small to medium-sized businesses around the globe are at least considering server virtualization, most who've started the process aren't securing those servers adequately, Symantec Corp. says.The security vendor says that 70

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 24th, 2011 Brian Jackson

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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 11th, 2011 Robert Dutt

Canadian Pharmacy spam returns with ‘wiki’ spin

Pharmaceutical spam messages have been some of the most commonly used in spam attacks over the past several years. Canada has featured quite prominently in terms of this spam output due to the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 6th, 2011 Paul Wood

Spammers abusing domain parking services on a massive scale

By Nick Johnston Domain parking, the act of registering an Internet domain name without placing any content on the website, is a common practice for a business website in the pre-launch stage. These

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 7th, 2011 IDG News Service

How SMBs can prepare for a cyber attack

Wading into e-commerce waters can be scary for small businesses because of cybersecurity threats, but they can take steps to protect themselves, a group of security experts said Monday. Small businesses using the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 17th, 2011 Grant Gross

Cutwail botnet raising spam levels once more

 By Paul Wood There has been a recent increase in the amount of malicious email traffic detected by MessageLabs Intelligence despite a continuous decrease in the actual number of spam mail distributed.  The

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 12th, 2011 Paul Wood