It’s mostly tricks not treats with Halloween online ads

Halloween is drawing near, so the spammers are busy laying out bait in the form of Halloween jackpots, sweepstakes, gift cards, e-cards, personalized gifts, online contests, and even print products and costumes. Perhaps

Published on: October 24th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Social media brings new hope to returning soldiers

When David Johnson returned to his hometown in Phoenix, Az. after duty in Iraq he felt ill at ease integrating back into civilian life. It would have helped were there fellow soldiers to

Published on: May 3rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Compromised Gmail accounts used to flog Canadian pharmaceutical sites

Google is investigating a growing number of reports that hackers are breaking into legitimate Gmail accounts and then using them to send spam messages.The problem started about a week ago but seems to

Published on: April 22nd, 2010 Robert McMillan

‘Name to shame’ extortion scam targets adult game users

A Japanese cyber extortion gang is running a new "name to shame" scam by duping users who pirate adult games into installing malware, then demanding that they pay up to keep their names

Published on: April 20th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Cyber attacks target sensitive data and specific individuals

Authorities in many countries are concerned that attacks on business and government resources will become the next battleground in cyber warfare. In the throne speech earlier this year, the Canadian government announced that

Published on: April 19th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Pharmaceuticals drive February spam

Spam continued to be the scourge of inboxes around the world in February, when the spam rate surged to 89.4 per cent, an increase of 5.5 per cent over the previous month. As

Published on: March 18th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

IT understaffing exposes firms to vicious online attacks

The recent gutting of IT departments during the recent recession may be putting numerous businesses at risk as cyber criminals step up their online attacks.More than 75 per cent of small and medium

Published on: February 25th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Holiday fear mongering! Will Anyone Survive 2010?

Since my previous blog post I read a ridiculous number of security projections for 2010. These range from catastrophic scenarios to something much, much worse. To these I say, bah humbug! It seems

Published on: December 24th, 2009 Claudiu Popa

Symantec offers small businesses “hassle free” security apps

Small business operators often carp about resource-guzzling security products that eat up precious computer memory, slow down their processes, and require extra time to maintain.But Symantec Corp. says it has the antidote –

Published on: July 16th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Hacking attack compromises thousands of sites

Tens of thousands of Web sites have been compromised by an automated SQL injection attack, and although some have been cleaned, others continue to serve visitors a malicious script that tries to hijack

Published on: January 8th, 2008 Gregg Keizer