Halifax police make arrest in global counterfeit software crackdown

A global sweep of legal action against counterfeiters selling fake Microsoft software through online auction sites included a raid by police in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.The Halifax Regional Police Integrated Financial Crime Section and

Published on: December 8th, 2008 Michelle MacLeod and Brian Jackson

How to steal friends and influence people on Facebook

Every form of communication, from snail-mail to e-mail, chat and others, is subject to fraud and scams. But social networks like Facebook are subject to new, more dangerous opportunities for fraud. With e-mail

Published on: December 2nd, 2008 Mike Elgan

TigerDirect.ca uses collaboration to combat cyber crooks this Christmas

The Christmas season is hectic for everyone – fraudsters included. The busy shopping season is well-known in the retail community as the time of year when fraudulent transactions abound.Criminals hope their fake credit

Published on: November 28th, 2008 Brian Jackson

How to hack an election in seven minutes

Numerous problems reported across the U.S. involving electronic voting machines could mean many Americans just can't be sure that their vote was counted properly when they cast their ballots tomorrow. With at least

Published on: November 4th, 2008 Brian Jackson

How to secure your credit card transactions

Credit card companies issue to consumers, who shop on credit and pay bills later. The companies make their money two ways: one, by taking commission from merchants and two, by charging interest from

Published on: November 4th, 2008 Talha Ghafoor

Five failsafe tips to halt hackers

For so many business owners, the line between their own identity and that of their business is, at best, blurred. So when it comes to protecting themselves from identity theft, they have twice

Published on: October 14th, 2008 Justin Petruccelli

Frustrated IT workers — a ticking time bomb

It was 9:30 on the morning of March 4, 2002, and something was terribly wrong at the offices of PaineWebber UBS. Computers in branches all over the country began showing disc errors. A

Published on: September 23rd, 2008 Dan Tynan

Canadian retailers have 3.6 billion reasons to battle tech-enabled theft

A broad range of criminal activities are eating away at retail profits and causing Canadian merchants to lose as much as $3.6 billion each year, according to a recent survey. While employee and

Published on: June 9th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Fraud, deceit rampant across global networks

The world may be flat, as Thomas Friedman posits in his book, but this complex and interconnected planet of commerce can be one scary and risky place to conduct business. Enterprises have discovered

Published on: May 1st, 2008 Thomas Wailgum

New online tax scams and how to avoid getting ripped off

Scam artists exploiting tax season have devised a range of new online cons: fake tax documents that contain malicious surprises; mass distribution of keyloggers aimed at snatching the identity of PC-based tax filers;

Published on: April 1st, 2008 Tom Spring

Spam King faces 26-year jail term after pleading guilty

The notorious spammer authorities dubbed "the King of Spam" is facing a possible 26-year jail sentence after pleading guilty in Seattle on Friday to charges of fraud and tax evasion. Robert Soloway, 28,

Published on: March 17th, 2008 Robert McMillan

Microchips – and common sense – help bust debit fraud

Merchants offering customers Interac Direct Payment (IDP) to facilitate sales can now get computer chip technology machines to help guard against fraud, but industry insiders say using common sense is still the best

Published on: March 14th, 2008 Brian Jackson

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