Piracy sites receive 53 billion visits a year

Forty-three websites identified by brand-protection firm MarkMonitor as digital piracy sites generate 53 billion visits per year, according to a new paper sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The paper shows the

Published on: January 12th, 2011 Grant Gross

Kingpin in $100 million scareware scam was a fugitive

The CEO of a company accused of making more than $100 million selling harmful "scareware" antivirus products was already a fugitive from U.S. authorities, following his arrest in 2008 on criminal counterfeiting charges.Shaileshkumar

Published on: June 1st, 2010 Robert McMillan

Microsoft funds anti-piracy exhibit at Royal Ontario Museum

A Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) exhibit, partly funded by Microsoft Canada Corp., will include a display featuring several Microsoft products and warns against the dangers of software piracy.Dubbed “Fakes & Forgeries: Yesterday and

Published on: January 8th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Hackers figure out ways to sidestep Windows 7 activation

Hackers have figured out how to outwit Windows 7's activation process, continuing a long-running battle with Microsoft, which has blocked such tactics in the past. According to an article published more than a

Published on: November 19th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Halifax police make arrest in global counterfeit software crackdown

A global sweep of legal action against counterfeiters selling fake Microsoft software through online auction sites included a raid by police in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.The Halifax Regional Police Integrated Financial Crime Section and

Published on: December 8th, 2008 Michelle MacLeod and Brian Jackson