Canadian ISP learns folly of unpatched WordPress sites

Ottawa-based Storm Internet learned a valuable lesson in keeping software up to date - especially when its the content management system behind your website, report malware researchers at Blue Coat. Without knowing it,

Published on: December 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Government unveils final anti-spam regulations, dates

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), the anti-spam bill that targets businesses that send email and other digital messages to people without permission, will start coming into effect July 1, 2014, according to an order

Published on: December 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Mobile threats are growing, McAfee report finds

Mobile threats are on the rise, with more mobile malware coming from lookalike banking apps, adult-only entertainment apps, targeted Trojan viruses and spyware, according to a new report from security solutions provider McAfee

Published on: August 26th, 2013 Candice So

‘Lionytics’ takes spam battle to social media

Developers looking to ward off spam from social media and email now have one more tool in their arsenal, thanks to new software from Ottawa-based Lionhardt Technologies. Lionytics, an anti-spam application programming interface

Published on: July 8th, 2013 Candice So

Canada a landing pad for foreign hackers, report finds

Canada is playing host to a slew of foreign cybercriminals, making it one of the top countries in the world for hackers looking for a destination to plant their malware, phishing and command

Published on: June 12th, 2013 Candice So

McAfee unveils new security suites for BYOD era

Security solutions and services provider McAfee Inc. released two new software suites on Wednesday, geared towards protecting businesses’ data on their mobile devices and applications. Given that more and more businesses are adopting

Published on: May 29th, 2013 Candice So

Tax season a perfect time for data security check-up

 As a small business owner, tax season can be… taxing. Between filing deadlines, issuing important tax documents to employees, and regular warnings from the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency)  about scams and phishing attacks

Published on: March 5th, 2013 Sean Forkan

Canada one of most popular countries to host malware, phishing operations: Websense

Canada is one of top countries in the world most affected by malware and phishing, according to a report from a San Diego-based security vendor. The biggest cyber-security threat faced by businesses over

Published on: February 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

200 Android apps on Google Play could pose phishing risk: Symantec

About 200 Android apps hosted on Google Play are generating fake SMS messages that could pose a major security risk, Symantec is warning. As detailed in our source story from Computerworld, thefake texts

Published on: November 7th, 2012 Christine Wong

Anonymous claims PayPal hack on Guy Fawkes Day

Update: PayPal has responded to the alleged breach by saying an internal investigation finds no evidence to support Anoymous' claim of stolen passwords. Other reports on the Web now indicate a different payment

Published on: November 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Don’t fall for this old scam

By Paul Wood Fake antivirus has been around for a while and it’s a booming business/cybercrime enterprise that probably isn’t going anywhere soon. It is also one of the most popular types of

Published on: September 19th, 2012 Paul Wood

Phishing is not an Olympic sport

By Paul Wood, Cyber Security Intelligence Manager, Symantec The Olympics are an exciting time when our national pride is at an all time high. I’m sure that most of us find ourselves constantly

Published on: August 9th, 2012 Paul Wood

Phishers set up shop in legit Canadian sites

 Are you sure you're the only business using your Web site?A recent report by security company Websense Inc. indicates that a number of legitimate business sites in the country may be unwittingly hosting

Published on: May 9th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Is that email a phishing scam? Here’s how to tell

Email phishing scams have grown more sophisticated since they first began popping up in corporate inboxes in the 1990s. Early phishing emails were relatively easy to detect as they were characterized by poor

Published on: April 10th, 2012 Meridith Levinson