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

Big phishing scam bust only scratches surface of massive problem

The massive phishing scam broken up by federal authorities this week is only a hint at what many say is an insidious and growing problem on the Internet.Federal authorities on Wednesday indicted 53

Published on: October 13th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Lawsuit demands banks divulge information about hack attacks

Anti-spam company Unspam Technologies Inc. filed a lawsuit on Wednesday aimed, in a somewhat roundabout way, at forcing banks to divulge any information they might have about hacking activities affecting their customer accounts.The

Published on: August 25th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Deadly online attacks subvert search results on infected computers

A new attack that peppers Google search results with malicious links is spreading quickly, the Computer Emergence Response Team in the U.S. warned Monday. The attack, which has intensified in recent days, can

Published on: May 20th, 2009 Robert MacMillan

One-third of employees willing to steal company data if the price is right

More than one third of employees would steal sensitive company information if they thought they could earn a decent price from the theft, says Infosecurity Europe. Research by the security event organizer revealed

Published on: April 27th, 2009 Carrie-Ann Skinner and Jeremy Kirk

Cyber security as a service

SOHO operators and SMBs may be intimidated by the perceived resources it takes to secure their computer and data systems; however, not making cyber-security a priority can be an even more costly decision.

Published on: December 30th, 2008 Lee Rickwood

Why posting your mother’s maiden name on Web 2.0 sites can be so risky

A recent Google search of MySpace Inc.'s popular social networking site for several variations of terms describing a person's maternal grandparents returned more than 11,000 search results.The search by security researcher and author

Published on: August 27th, 2008 By Heather Havenstein and Jaikumar Vijayan

SMBs underestimate cybercrime risks

The latest survey from security vendor McAfee has found that small to medium-size businesses in North America and Europe wrongly conclude their revenue is too low to draw the attention of cybercriminals.p>SMBs are

Published on: August 12th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Colorado Spam King found dead

Convicted penny-stock spammer Eddie Davidson has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, apparently after killing his wife and 3-year-old daughter in his home town of Bennet, Colorado, the U.S. Department of Justice said

Published on: July 28th, 2008 Robert MacMillan

Canadian, US agencies seize fake Cisco equipment worth millions

Canadian and U.S. law enforcement authorities have seized more than $78 million worth of counterfeit Cisco Systems networking equipment in an ongoing investigation into imports from China, the U.S. Department of Justice and

Published on: March 3rd, 2008 Grant Gross

17 charged in $35 million ID theft bust

The operators of a New York business have been charged with running a massive identity-theft and money-laundering operation that raked in more than US$35 million over a four-year period.In total, 17 people have

Published on: November 9th, 2007 Robert MacMillan