Online coupon use may take off in Canada with Couponclick.ca launch

Canadians may start printing more coupons from the Web and clipping less of them from the weekend penny saver if Couponclick.ca gets its way.Launching this Fall, the site is currently live in demo

Published on: June 11th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Hacker uses Trojan to steal account numbers, swindle $112,000

A Hampton, New Hampshire, man has pleaded guilty to fraud charges for his role in a scheme to empty brokerage accounts by installing malicious Trojan horse software on victims' computers.According to court documents,

Published on: June 10th, 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

Ten breathtakingly bogus stories published on the Web

Did you hear? Britney Spears had a fatal run-in with a pretzel, a guy named Homosexual ran in the Olympic 100-meter dash, and President Obama attended a Muslim academy. What--You missed that news?

Published on: April 23rd, 2009 Barbara Krasnoff

Scammers in $1.2 million e-mail swindle get stiff jail terms

Two Nigerians and a Frenchman were sentenced to prison Thursday for swindling people out of more than US$1.2 million in a massive e-mail scam, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said.Nnamdi Chizuba Anisiobi,

Published on: April 6th, 2009 Jeremy Kirk and Joaquim P. Menezes

Fraud in Canadian firms mostly an “inside job”

Who is the most likely suspect for fraud in Canadian organizations? A typical fraudster is a male between the ages of 30 and 49, employed at the company for three to five years,

Published on: March 31st, 2009 Jennifer Kavur

Ten tips to get the most out of CraigsList

Craigslist, the online classifieds site that has all but destroyed its print brethren, has blasted past MySpace to become the number one Web search term in the United States. That means more and

Published on: March 30th, 2009 Brennon Slattery

Chip-card technology may be a mixed blessing for small Canadian merchants

As Canadian merchants begin to accept chip-based payment cards they can expect to see a reduction in fraud.But merchants who don't make the switch by October 2010, would also accept more liability for

Published on: March 20th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Small firms must comply with security standards or be held “liable” for breaches

Some small businesses have paid a big price for data breaches in Canada – Michael D'Sa would know, he's the senior manager of data security for Visa Canada and privy to some investigations

Published on: March 13th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Fraudcasts caution Canadians about current scams

Canadian businesses and consumers stand to benefit from a new Web site that apprises them of the latest frauds and scams in their area.Launched this week, Fraudcast.ca is billed as "Canada's first Web-based

Published on: March 5th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Ontario florist’s nightmare shows small firms not safe from credit card fraud

When Hamilton, Ont.-based florist Rosanna Yeomans received an order on Jan. 2 for $44,000 worth of flowers from a church in Ghana, she thought her small business was off to a great start

Published on: March 4th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Five formidable Facebook frauds and how to protect yourself

Beny Rubinstein knows computer security. An employee of a Seattle-area tech giant with 20 years of IT experience under his belt, Rubinstein has seen a side of the industry that most people will

Published on: March 3rd, 2009 J.R. Raphael

Yes they can – scammers’ stimulus payment campaigns a step ahead of Obama’s

Although the U.S. government's economic stimulus package hasn't even gotten out of Congress, scammers aren't waiting; they've launched multiple campaigns that tempt users into revealing personal information, a security researcher warned today. One

Published on: February 9th, 2009 By Gregg Keizer and Dan Tynan

Phishing scam lures Canadian taxpayers with promise of cash

Tax season may seem like it's a long way off yet, but that hasn't stopped Internet fraudsters from promising taxpayers a refund in a bid to steal their personal information, according to the

Published on: January 20th, 2009 Brian Jackson