Two more Bitcoin exchanges get hacked, losing users’ virtual currency

Two more Bitcoin exchanges have gone down in this week, thanks to hackers who broke into their vaults and made off with digital cash. In a statement posted on its website, Flexcoin announced

Published on: March 4th, 2014 Candice So

Avoiding data breaches is almost impossible – so now what?

Don’t try to avoid data breaches altogether – that’s a waste of time. Nowadays, dealing with a breach is now simply part of being a security professional. Instead, focus on mitigating the damage

Published on: March 3rd, 2014 Candice So

How the cloud can improve security: Courtot

SAN FRANCISCO - After the warnings about the cloud and its potential threats to security, it seems counter-intuitive to say the cloud can actually help businesses shore up the security of their data.

Published on: February 27th, 2014 Candice So

One shared database in security’s future: Trilling

SAN FRANCISCO – With all the weekly headlines about new malware, dangerous threats, and unforeseen attack vectors, it might be easy to believe that hackers will soon be the victors of the cybersecurity

Published on: February 27th, 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

Published on: February 26th, 2014 Candice So

A look ahead at next week’s RSA conference

With the RSA conference kicking off Feb. 24 in San Francisco, there’s a lot of buzz around what may – or may not – be revealed during one of the cyber security industry’s

Published on: February 21st, 2014 Candice So

Windows error reporting helps researchers uncover attacks

Windows Error Reporting, the program that sends details to Microsoft Corp. each time an application crashes or fails to update, helped researchers find evidence of attacks leveled against an unnamed government agency and

Published on: February 19th, 2014 Candice So

Well.ca loses customer credit card data in security breach

Well.ca, a Canadian online retailer for health and beauty products, has suffered a data breach, losing the credit card information of "a few thousand" of its customers. In an email to its customers

Published on: February 18th, 2014 Candice So

Tim Hortons security loophole could lead to theft in mobile payments pilot

Tim Hortons Inc.'s new mobile app, TimmyMe, is prone to a security loophole that allows someone to create barcodes online to steal the money from customers’ gift cards. Tim Hortons launched the TimmyMe mobile

Published on: February 12th, 2014 Candice So

Securing your database is about more than just securing your network

If you run a business harbouring sensitive information within a database – anything from intellectual property, to digital cash, to your customers’ data – you need to secure it. It sounds like such

Published on: January 21st, 2014 Candice So

DDoS attacks now coming from mobile apps, Prolexic report says

Hackers are now using mobile apps to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against enterprise clients, according to a new report from Prolexic Technologies Inc., a security solutions provider focused on protecting

Published on: January 14th, 2014 Candice So

Do your PCs leak valuable intel with every Windows error report?

Anyone familiar with any version of Microsoft Windows is largely desensitized to the reality of occasional crashes. These range from process failures you never see to Windows Explorer shutdowns that cause all your

Published on: January 3rd, 2014 Claudiu Popa

Target’s data breach exposes 40 million credit card numbers

Retail giant Target Corp. has confirmed its cash registers have been hacked, exposing about 40 million credit and debit card numbers. The thieves managed to get customer names, card numbers, expiration dates, and

Published on: December 19th, 2013 Candice So

How the City of Toronto tackles cybersecurity

In some ways, running a city is like running a business. There are costs and pressures, and there's also a pressing need to understand the way cybersecurity and cybercrime are changing. And for

Published on: November 27th, 2013 Candice So