Hackers’ new ‘double-whammy’ attack threatens SMBs

The good news is that traditional techniques used by cyber criminals to cover their tracks are becoming less effective.The bad news – security researchers have recently discovered the emergence of combined attacks that

Published on: July 27th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

New Brunswick is ‘spam capital’ of Canada

New Brunswick's dramatic coastal scenery and legendary hospitality appear to have attracted highly unwelcome visitors of late.Cyber criminals have turned New Brunswick into the spam capital of the country, according to a report

Published on: July 16th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Mobile malware a looming menace

That seemingly innocuous mug shot of 1980s pop star Rick Astley circulating wildly on jailbroken iPhones shortly before Christmas last year may be a harbinger of a more serious menace for businesses offering

Published on: July 13th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

World Cup super scorers — spammers, phishers, hackers

The World Cup final may have elicited the most penalty cards ever issued by a referee in the championship game, but FIFA's 2010 tournament also boasts another record for fouls of a different

Published on: July 13th, 2010 Brian Jackson

iPhone user accounts breached by phishing, expert says

It's unlikely that consumers' iTunes accounts were hacked by a Vietnamese iPhone developer, a security researcher said today.Instead, it's more probable that users' credit cards were obtained through standard phishing tactics or keyloggers

Published on: July 12th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Spambot exploits iPhone 4 launch to infect thousands of sites

Did you recently receive an e-mail offering you a $50 voucher for iTunes? Don't touch it because very likely it's part of spambot scheme exploiting a Windows glitch and the iPhone 4 launch,

Published on: June 29th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

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: how to avoid latest ID theft trick

A new, incredibly sneaky identity-theft tactic surfaced earlier this week when Mozilla's Aza Raskin, the creative lead of Firefox, unveiled what's become known as "tabnapping."Stated simply, tabnapping -- from the combination of "tab"

Published on: June 8th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

‘LikeJacking’ fraud entices Facebook users with risqu

Facebook users are falling for yet another clickjacking scam that fools them into "liking" a page. This one lures victims with the message "Paramore n-a-k-ed photo leaked," which claims to point to a

Published on: June 4th, 2010 Ellen Messmer

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

East European gang ‘responsible’ for two-thirds of phishing attacks

A new report blames a single Eastern European gang for about two-thirds of all phishing attempts conducted in the last half of 2009.The phishing group -- named Avalanche by security researchers because of

Published on: May 14th, 2010 Robert MacMillan

Surge in fake anti-virus programs, says Google

Fake antivirus software is becoming more prevalent on the Internet, with its creators using clever methods to fool users into installing the programs, according to a new report from Google. Google conducted a

Published on: April 30th, 2010 Jeremy Kirk

Hacker offers up 1.5 million Facebook IDs for sale

A hacker named Kirllos has a rare deal for anyone who wants to spam, steal or scam on Facebook: an unprecedented number of user accounts offered at rock-bottom prices.Researchers at VeriSign's iDefense group

Published on: April 26th, 2010 Robert MacMillan

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