‘Name to shame’ extortion scam targets adult game users

A Japanese cyber extortion gang is running a new "name to shame" scam by duping users who pirate adult games into installing malware, then demanding that they pay up to keep their names

Published on: April 20th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

3.3 million student loan records pilfered

Data on 3.3 million borrowers was stolen from a nonprofit company that helps with student loan financing.The theft occurred on March 20 or 21 from the headquarters of Educational Credit Management Corp. (ECMC),

Published on: March 30th, 2010 Jeremy Kirk

Malware attacks threaten firms with Facebook presence

Businesses dipping into the world of social media are increasingly vulnerable to virus infections, security experts told ITBusiness.ca."When you think about it there's absolutely no reason for cyber criminals not to hit a

Published on: March 26th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Cybercrooks rake in millions from these top 5 online scams

Online scams continue to be the scourge of the Internet, and there seems to be no end to the "imagination" of these criminals. As part of its annual wide-ranging look at Internet crime,

Published on: March 25th, 2010 Michael Cooney

Business is booming in Canada’s riskiest online city

Location, location, location. If homeowners and businesses were to take a cue from the Norton Top 10 Riskiest Online Canadian Cities Report, Burlington might well be ghost town in a couple of months.

Published on: March 23rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Report names 10 riskiest Canadian cities for cybercrime

A small but bustling southern Ontario city and British Columbia municipalities off the banks of the Fraser River are the riskiest Canadian municipalities when it comes to spam and online fraud, according to

Published on: March 23rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Botnet toolkit lets hackers completely control compromised PCs

New capabilities are strengthening the ZeuS botnet, which criminals use to steal financial credentials and execute unauthorized transactions in online banking, automated clearing house (ACH) networks and payroll systems. The latest version of

Published on: March 15th, 2010 Ellen Messmer

What Hollywood tells you about hackers

Quick: What's a hacker? A pimply faced teenager in a dark bedroom trying to start World War Three, or a thirty-something professional with mad computer skills?Although today's hacker is more likely to be

Published on: February 26th, 2010 Robert MacMillan

Facebook — get your security act together, says frustrated expert

Dear Facebook,I appreciate your service. I really do. I'm sure that many of your 400 million active users appreciate it as well. But now that you have a market value estimated at billions

Published on: February 25th, 2010 Ira Winkler

IT understaffing exposes firms to vicious online attacks

The recent gutting of IT departments during the recent recession may be putting numerous businesses at risk as cyber criminals step up their online attacks.More than 75 per cent of small and medium

Published on: February 25th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Retailers’ systems assailed by older, overlooked security flaws

An overemphasis on tackling new and emerging security threats may be causing companies to overlook older but far more frequently exploited vulnerabilities, according to a recent report. The report, from Trustwave, h is

Published on: February 4th, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

Bank sues customer hit by $800,000 cyber theft

A Texas bank is suing a customer hit by an $800,000 cybertheft incident in a case that could test the extent to which customers should be held responsible for protecting their online accounts

Published on: January 28th, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

Free anti-spam and malware tool for Facebook

Are you getting tired of clearing out all those spam messages from your blogsite's comment section? You're not alone.  A recent survey released by online security software company Websense Inc. says that nearly

Published on: January 22nd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Heartless 419 scammers prey on Haiti relief donors

While Canadians today the option of using SMS and other social networking tools to deliver financial aid to tens of thousands of victims in the Haiti's worst earthquake ever, cybercrooks have lost no

Published on: January 18th, 2010 Nestor Arellano