Ransomware scam collects fake fines from embarrassed victims

I have to hand it to cybercriminals, they're wily and they're hard working. They change tactics and techniques continuously to attract new prey and evade detection. Many are successful in tricking even the

Published on: November 21st, 2012 Paul Wood

Phishers set up shop in legit Canadian sites

 Are you sure you're the only business using your Web site?A recent report by security company Websense Inc. indicates that a number of legitimate business sites in the country may be unwittingly hosting

Published on: May 9th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Financial sector not investing enough in cybersecurity: PwC study

Too few organisations in the financial services sector are investing in the response mechanisms needed to cope with cybercrime incidents, a PwC survey has found.This is despite cybercrime now being a major cause

Published on: March 27th, 2012 John E. Dunn

Rogue

Good news from the security frontline. The phenomenon of rogue antivirus 'scareware' really does appear to be on the wane, at least according to figures from security company Enigma Software.The US-based company's statistics

Published on: October 3rd, 2011 John E. Dunn

Cybercrime affects minimum of two-thirds of all Canadians

More than two-thirds of Canadians have been victims of cybercrime in the past year, costing a total loss of $863 million in cash and an average of nine days of lost productivity per

Published on: September 9th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Finally, some statistics on the impact of cybercrime in Canada!

By Claudiu Popa   It’s about time. Since most companies do not benefit from security monitoring tools and technologies and many of those that do aren’t inclined to share their unfortunate events for fear

Published on: September 9th, 2011 Claudiu Popa

3 tips to revitalize Anonymous

By Robert McMillan Has the Anonymous movement reached a midlife crisis?   There's no question that the loosely confederated collective has gained members and attention over the past year, for computer attacks on

Published on: August 8th, 2011 IDG News Service

A Minnesota man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after he hacked a neighbor's Wi-Fi router and then launched a vengeful two-year campaign to frame them with child pornography and threats

Published on: July 14th, 2011 John Cox

Windows users falling prey to social engineering tactics

The next time a web site says to download new software to view a movie or fix a problem, think twice. There's a pretty good chance that the program is malicious.In fact, about

Published on: May 19th, 2011 Robert McMillan

Three insider threats to watch out for

Why does your competitor have your latest research or financial figures? It must be an insider -- or is it?Before the digital revolution, security professionals were kept awake at night worrying about the

Published on: May 13th, 2011 Jeffrey R. Jones and Ryan Averbeck

PlayStation network hack results in massive-scale identity theft

The massive Sony PlayStation Network data breach that exposed personal and password information -- and possibly credit cards -- of an estimated 77 million people is an identity-theft bonanza."This is a gold mine

Published on: April 28th, 2011 Ellen Messmer

Corporate espionage fuels underground cybercrime economy: McAfee

Corporate espionage is a business almost as old as corporations, but thanks to the Internet revolution it has a new business model: cybercrime. A new report from McAfee illustrates how intellectual property and trade

Published on: March 29th, 2011 Tony Bradley

Cyber crooks step up attacks against SMB data

Hackers are on an “all out blitz” to seize data from businesses of all sizes, according to an Internet security report that states malicious Web sites have increased by over 100 per cent

Published on: November 15th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

It’s mostly tricks not treats with Halloween online ads

Halloween is drawing near, so the spammers are busy laying out bait in the form of Halloween jackpots, sweepstakes, gift cards, e-cards, personalized gifts, online contests, and even print products and costumes. Perhaps

Published on: October 24th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff