Chinese hackers: the root of all evil, or an obvious scapegoat?

By Claudiu Popa  The Chinese are apparently after our law firms now. They weren’t content to hack Google and the Pentagon. After those hacking attempts on our federal government’s Finance and Treasury Board

Published on: April 8th, 2011 Claudiu Popa

Spam levels rebounds as Rustock awakes

Over the Christmas Holiday, spam activities the world over mysteriously went down. Even Rustock, considered to be the largest botnet, inexplicably went silent on Dec. 25. spam

Published on: January 13th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

MasterCard, PayPal reap botnet payback siege for shunning WikiLeaks

PayPal's website was hit late Wednesday by two botnets as online activists continued their Web attacks on companies that have severed their relationships with WikiLeaks. The activists have recruited volunteers, who have banded

Published on: December 10th, 2010 Robert McMillan

Top 10 tech stories of 2010

A global leak that's turning government officials' faces red as Rudolph's nose, the BlackBerry ban, Facebook's privacy faux pas and the tablet wars sparked by iPad. These are some of the top technology

Published on: December 9th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Cyber criminals set up shop in the cloud

SYDNEY -- Legitimate businesses may well be turning to cloud computing in increasing numbers, but so too are illegitimate business, according to the Australian Minister for Home Affairs and Justice, Brendan O'Connor.In a

Published on: December 2nd, 2010 Tim Lohman

Google fails to stop deceptive marketing tactics

Companies that deal in shady free gift card offers have managed to game Google's sponsored search results so they can pass themselves off as representing the official sites of such huge brands as

Published on: July 30th, 2010 Tom Spring

New Brunswick is ‘spam capital’ of Canada

New Brunswick's dramatic coastal scenery and legendary hospitality appear to have attracted highly unwelcome visitors of late.Cyber criminals have turned New Brunswick into the spam capital of the country, according to a report

Published on: July 16th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

World Cup-related scams

Buying a fake World Cup ticket isn't the only scam that awaits the unwary footie fan online. As the tournament in South Africa reaches its climax and excitement mounts in the lead up

Published on: July 8th, 2010 Paul Wood

Parents ill equipped to protect kids from online dangers

First the good news: Many youth still go to mom and dad first when they encounter "something bad" online. The not-so-good news is kids and their parents may have very different views of

Published on: June 18th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

iPad hacker booked on felony drug charges

One of the hackers in the group that snatched more than 100,000 iPad owner e-mail addresses from AT&T's servers was arrested Tuesday on felony drug charges after the FBI searched his Arkansas home.Andrew

Published on: June 18th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Trio faces charges for alleged $100 million scareware scam

Three men are facing federal fraud charges for allegedly raking in more than US$100 million while running an illegal "scareware" business that tricked victims into installing bogus software.Two of the men, Bjorn Sundin

Published on: May 31st, 2010 Robert McMillan and Brian Jackson

Tabnapping cons users into giving out their passwords

A Mozilla employee yesterday outlined a sly new attack tactic dubbed "tabnapping" that can dupe users into giving up passwords by secretly changing already-open browser tabs.All of the major browsers on Windowsand Mac

Published on: May 27th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

How Iron Man 2 reflects today’s security industry

The summer blockbuster season officially kicked off last Friday with Iron Man 2, an action-packed superhero flick that had the fifth-highest-grossing opening weekend in Hollywood's history. Whether you like the movie or not,

Published on: May 17th, 2010 Ken Gagne and Bill Brenner

East European gang ‘responsible’ for two-thirds of phishing attacks

A new report blames a single Eastern European gang for about two-thirds of all phishing attempts conducted in the last half of 2009.The phishing group -- named Avalanche by security researchers because of

Published on: May 14th, 2010 Robert MacMillan