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

Internet hot spots could land you in hot water

Security experts say that employees are increasingly exposing personal and professional information unknowingly as they log in at Wi-Fi hot spots. Although these breaches haven't yet made big headlines, given corporate America's increasing

Published on: April 21st, 2010 Mary K. Pratt

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

Nearly 40,000 Facebook users duped by gift card scam

A scam Facebook page offering the site's users a $1,000 Ikea gift card took in nearly 40,000 victims Friday.It's the latest example of a new and pernicious trend on the social-networking site as

Published on: April 13th, 2010 Robert McMillan and Robert X. Cringely

3.3 million student loan records pilfered

Data on 3.3 million borrowers was stolen from a nonprofit company that helps with student loan financing.The theft occurred on March 20 or 21 from the headquarters of Educational Credit Management Corp. (ECMC),

Published on: March 30th, 2010 Jeremy Kirk

Malware attacks threaten firms with Facebook presence

Businesses dipping into the world of social media are increasingly vulnerable to virus infections, security experts told ITBusiness.ca."When you think about it there's absolutely no reason for cyber criminals not to hit a

Published on: March 26th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Dangerous delusions about e-mail and online safety

I can't stop thinking about my experience last month when I had to reload Windows XP for a friend. It makes me think we need to reconsider how we in the security world

Published on: March 18th, 2010 Kenneth van Wyk

Botnet toolkit lets hackers completely control compromised PCs

New capabilities are strengthening the ZeuS botnet, which criminals use to steal financial credentials and execute unauthorized transactions in online banking, automated clearing house (ACH) networks and payroll systems. The latest version of

Published on: March 15th, 2010 Ellen Messmer

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

Social networks teeming with spam and malware

Do you rely on social networks to boost your professional or personal profile? Does your company launch marketing campaigns on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or BlogSpot?If so, you certainly need to

Published on: January 26th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Free anti-spam and malware tool for Facebook

Are you getting tired of clearing out all those spam messages from your blogsite's comment section? You're not alone.  A recent survey released by online security software company Websense Inc. says that nearly

Published on: January 22nd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

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

Macs’ security weakness is the human at the keyboard

In the endless debates about Mac security--is the Mac platform inherently safer than Windows? What security measures should Mac users take?--one point is often overlooked: The biggest chink in computer security isn't necessarily

Published on: January 19th, 2010 Rich Mogull