Citizen Lab director to speak at TEDxToronto

The cyber-sleuth who exposed Ghostnet, a Chinese cyber-espionage ring, and continues to advocate for the Canadian government to more actively pursue a cyber-security strategy will be a featured speaker at this year’s TEDxToronto.

Published on: August 2nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Video Rewind: Hack attack origin hard to determine

China is once again being suspected of involvement in cyber-surveillance after security vendor McAfee Corp. released a report about a major, years-long hacking operation yesterday.Operation Shady RAT was a five-year operation conducted by

Published on: August 4th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Top 10 tech stories of 2010

A global leak that's turning government officials' faces red as Rudolph's nose, the BlackBerry ban, Facebook's privacy faux pas and the tablet wars sparked by iPad. These are some of the top technology

Published on: December 9th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

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

Cyber spies steal top secret govt. documents

Cyber spies based in Chengdu, China have reportedly used phishing e-mail attacks and a bot network -- abetted by social media -- to steal top secret Indian government documents and visa information from

Published on: April 7th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Lazy IT housekeeping to blame for Conficker’s success, says Sophos CEO

From cyber-espionage networks, to Conficker, to the threat posed by social media sites and mobile phones -- if businesses could just keep their machines patched, hackers wouldn't be so successful, says Sophos CEO

Published on: June 10th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Governments “contracting out” cyber-attacks to criminal networks

You would figure that sensitive information about something like the U.S.'s new breed of fighter jets would be well-secured against hackers. But all it took was one e-mail to compromise a computer that

Published on: May 21st, 2009 Brian Jackson

Businesses face cyber-security threats from foreign governments


Published on: May 19th, 2009 Brian Jackson

GhostNet probers want Ottawa to thwart cyber spying

The Canadian government should move quickly to prevent improper use of the Internet by state agencies, businesses and organized crime rings across the world.That's an urgent plea being made by the group of

Published on: April 3rd, 2009 Nestor E. Arellano and Owen Fletcher