Olympics a target for online fraudsters, Trend Micro warns

Cyber-criminals are once again using the Olympics as an opportunity to try and infect more PCs and steal personal information. Trend Micro pointed to more than a dozen sites on Sunday that are

Published on: July 30th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Toronto-based registrar used by GhostNet-linked cyber crooks

Cyber criminals hosted a fraudulent banking Web site on a GhostNet server and set up the domain with the unwitting help of a Toronto-based registrar, says a computer forensics expert.Gary Warner is a

Published on: April 9th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Dangerous – “Michael Jackson malware” hits hours after pop star’s death

Within hours of the death of pop star Michael Jackson, spam trading on his demise hit in-boxes, a security firm said today as it warned that more junk mail was in the offing.

Published on: June 30th, 2009 Gregg Keizer and Sharon Gaudin

Finding yourself online – information about you available on the Web

She had me at hello ... or just about. Our conversation had barely started when privacy activist Betty Ostergren interrupted me to say that she had found my full name, address, Social Security

Published on: January 28th, 2009 Robert L. Mitchell

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

SMBs lulled into false sense of online security

A majority of small to medium-size businesses in North America mistakenly assume that they are too low a target for cyber crooks, but a new survey indicates that the sector is in fact

Published on: July 24th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Why Web 2.0 sites pose a security threat to SMBs

Even as social networking darling Facebook prepares a version of its online networking application aimed specifically at enterprise users, legions of security experts are getting behind the idea that the sites represent a

Published on: February 25th, 2008 Matt Hines