Privatis borrows corporate experience to run privacy-based startup

Once a denizen of the corporate world and now a startup founder and entrepreneur, Steven McAuley is no stranger to working hard, being patient, and waiting to see results. After working on a

Published on: July 16th, 2013 Candice So

Digital wallet showdown: MasterPass vs. V.me

Two major credit card companies, Visa and MasterCard, are offering consumers digital wallets to make their online shopping experience more convenient. From an SMB merchant perspective, however, the decision about which one to

Published on: May 13th, 2013 Dave Webb

Public ‘lacks financial literacy’ for crowdfunding: investors group

The debate over allowing equity-based crowdfunding is heating up in Canada's largest province as the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is collecting letters from different groups either advocating for change or warning against it.

Published on: March 20th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Tax season a perfect time for data security check-up

 As a small business owner, tax season can be… taxing. Between filing deadlines, issuing important tax documents to employees, and regular warnings from the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency)  about scams and phishing attacks

Published on: March 5th, 2013 Sean Forkan

Nortel acquittal shows challenges of prosecuting corporate fraud

In the last few years, Nortel has undergone a series of asset sell-offs and bankruptcy proceedings. Many attribute the company’s decline to a series of scandals in which some of the company’s top

Published on: January 16th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Nortel ‘not guilty’ verdict concludes prominent white collar crime trial

Former Nortel Networks CEO Frank Dunn and two other executives are not guilty of manipulating financial reports in order to reap larger bonuses, a judge ruled today in a Toronto court room.In a

Published on: January 14th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Hacked!: Coping when your company’s email gets hijacked

What would you do if hackers had compromised your company's online identity and sent a fraudulent email purporting to be from your business? It's a question Toronto firm J. Goss + Associates was

Published on: November 1st, 2012 Christine Wong

Canadian Web site owners targeted by new scam

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) today is warning dot-ca owners of a new online scan involving fake renewal notices sent via e-mail.The e-mails come from a sender calling itself Renewdomain.ca, which is

Published on: August 10th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

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

A sober second look at crowdfunding risks

Even angel investors need a devil’s advocate, so here I am. There’s a lot of buzz about the push by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance and other parties to get equity crowdfunding legalized

Published on: June 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

Thieves use victims’ SIM cards to hack into online banking

Boston-based Web security firm Trusteer has uncovered a new scheme to raid online bank accounts.Trusteer, whose clients includeING Direct, CIBC and other globalfinancial giants, previously deciphered attacks in which criminalsactually changed victims' mobile

Published on: March 13th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Don’t blame Android – mobile fraudsters prey on the naive

Google is yanking a number of apps from the Android Market after discovering that they are fraudulent. Although such apps are more likely to be found with Android than on rival platforms, the

Published on: December 15th, 2011 Tony Bradley

SpyEye Trojan can evade fraud-detection algorithms

Banks are facing more trouble from SpyEye, a piece of malicious software that steals money from people's online bank accounts, according to new research from security vendor Trusteer.SpyEye is a particularly nasty piece

Published on: July 27th, 2011 Jeremy Kirk

Beware

When it comes to protecting yourself against financial fraud and identity theft, don’t just safeguard your computer and other tech devices – it still pays to be careful on that old school device

Published on: June 23rd, 2011 Christine Wong