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

Published on: February 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Tech groups want cyber threat information-sharing bill

Several technology trade groups are pushing the U.S. Congress to pass a controversial cyber threat information-sharing bill, despite ongoing privacy concerns voiced by digital rights and civil liberties groups. The U.S. House of

Published on: April 20th, 2012 Grant Gross

Report says malware attacks zeroing in on Canada, U.S.

In its annual review of global security threats, Websense Inc., says a major trend it observed last year is that more malware connections, hosting and phishing appear to be occurring in the United

Published on: March 29th, 2012 Ellen Messmer

Microsoft’s Zeus takedown helps, but does not cure

Takedowns of Zeus botnet command and control servers like the one executed last week by Microsoft and others do reduce the criminal activity they spawn - for a while - but attackers learn

Published on: March 29th, 2012 Tim Greene

Cyber attacks force businesses to spend more on security

Nearly half of Canadian businesses are hiring more technology professionals and spending a greater part of their budgets on security to deal with an ever growing amount of IT threats, according to a

Published on: August 31st, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Should you strike back against cyber attackers?

Should revenge assaults be just another security tool large IT shops use to counter cyber attacks? It's a controversial idea, and the law generally frowns on cyber attacks in general, but at the

Published on: January 24th, 2011 Ellen Messmer

5 ways to monitor your employees legally and ethically

Employers have the right to monitor employee use of office equipment - especially computers - to ensure these tools are being responsibly used for work.In these tough times, this is a right resource-stretched

Published on: February 23rd, 2010 Tony Bradley

Brutal botnet attack affects more than 75,000 computers

Security researchers at Herndon, Va.-based NetWitness Corp. have unearthed a massive botnet affecting at least 75,000 computers at 2,500 companies and government agencies worldwide. The Kneber botnet, named for the username linking the

Published on: February 19th, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

Holiday fear mongering! Will Anyone Survive 2010?

Since my previous blog post I read a ridiculous number of security projections for 2010. These range from catastrophic scenarios to something much, much worse. To these I say, bah humbug! It seems

Published on: December 24th, 2009 Claudiu Popa

Small firms losing millions in massive cyber attacks

Cyberthieves are hacking into small- and medium-sized organizations every week and stealing millions of dollars in an ongoing scam that has moved about US$100 million out of U.S. bank accounts, the U.S. Federal

Published on: November 5th, 2009 Robert McMillan

There’s a cyber war looming and we’re doing little about it

"Rogue" states and criminal organizations have stepped up their capabilities to launch crippling online attacks, says technology strategist who has briefed U.S. members of Congress on threats of a "cyber war".That's the bad

Published on: June 18th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Expert tips on saving your brand from being cyber-jacked

Authentication technologies are a great way for businesses to protect their corporate domains against use in phishing and spoofing attacks, experts say.Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and many businesses are ramping up use of

Published on: April 7th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Online attacks “disrupt” power equipment in several cities

Criminals have been able to hack into computer systems via the Internet and cut power to several cities, a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency analyst said this week.Speaking at a conference of security professionals

Published on: January 21st, 2008 Robert MacMillan