Canadian biz failing in social media security

The good news: Canadian businesses and workers are among the world's leaders in social media use.The bad news: The vast majority of Canadian businesses are way behind in protecting their organizations against social

Published on: October 5th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Internet phone scam can cost you over $5,000 says Microsoft

Microsoft is warning about a new Internet phone scam that could cost you $875 in stolen money and as much as $4,800 in computer repair bills to undo the damage.The scammers appear to

Published on: June 17th, 2011 Ian Paul

Photographer’s scam exposed on Groupon

Social buying site Grouponwas forced to pull a photography deal off of its website on Wednesday, after it was revealed that the photographer was using stolen photos to promote herself. The deal was

Published on: September 20th, 2010 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

Millions plundered from unsuspecting consumers in online credit card fraud

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has disrupted a long-running online scam that allowed offshore fraudsters to steal millions of dollars from U.S. consumers -- often by taking just pennies at a time.The scam,

Published on: June 29th, 2010 Robert McMillan

Tabnapping cons users into giving out their passwords

A Mozilla employee yesterday outlined a sly new attack tactic dubbed "tabnapping" that can dupe users into giving up passwords by secretly changing already-open browser tabs.All of the major browsers on Windowsand Mac

Published on: May 27th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Scammers & fraudsters extend Holiday earnings at Haiti’s expense

As much as consumers look forward to Christmas every year, retailers salivate at the boost in revenue and its positive impact on earnings. No one enjoys the holidays more than criminals however, from

Published on: January 19th, 2010 Claudiu Popa