Cybercrooks using stolen credentials to plunder small business accounts

An organization representing more than 15,000 financial institutions has issued a warning about a growing wave of attacks against small banks and businesses by cybercriminals using stolen banking credentials to plunder corporate accounts.In

Published on: August 27th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Vicious botnet infects a million PCs, steals financial data

A ferocious piece of malware that's infected up to a million PCs is stealing a "tremendous" amount of financial information from consumers and businesses that log on to their bank, stock broker, credit

Published on: August 4th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Domino’s ‘loses’ $77,000 in free pizza after promo code hacked

Domino's Pizza lost about $77,000 in free pizza due to a weak password on an online promotion that wasn't supposed to go live -- a type of security problem that is all too

Published on: July 29th, 2009 Tim Greene

Five ways employees spill company secrets

A company can buy every top-of-the-line security product known to man, but it won't make a difference for data loss prevention (DLP) unless end users are educated on their own role. Technology is

Published on: July 15th, 2009 Bill Brenner

‘Iceman’ admits to stealing IDs of hundreds of thousands of victims

Max Ray Butler, a former security analyst turned hacker, yesterday pleaded guilty in federal court in Pittsburgh to breaking into numerous financial institutions and card-processing networks and stealing credit card and identity data

Published on: July 3rd, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Security guard nabbed for trying to launch ‘Devil’s Day’ attack on hospital systems

The grainy video shows a bleary-eyed young man in a hoodie inside the Carrell Clinic in Dallas. As he hits the elevator button, the theme music from Mission Impossible plays in the background.

Published on: July 3rd, 2009 Robert MacMillan

Dangerous – “Michael Jackson malware” hits hours after pop star’s death

Within hours of the death of pop star Michael Jackson, spam trading on his demise hit in-boxes, a security firm said today as it warned that more junk mail was in the offing.

Published on: June 30th, 2009 Gregg Keizer and Sharon Gaudin

Abbreviated URLs possible shortcut to Twitter malware

"Leighton Meester sex tape video free download" the tweet teasingly offered.Unfortunate Twitter users who were tempted enough to take the bait were in for a treat other than revealing clips of Gossip Girl

Published on: June 29th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Hundreds duped by Twitter phishing attacks

Twitter users who thought friends were directing them to a "funny blog" Thursday ended up experiencing something completely different: a phishing scam.Twitter was hit by two different rounds of phishing Thursday, as criminals

Published on: May 25th, 2009 Robert McMillan

Canadian parents “involved” in kids’ digital lives

Most Canadian parents have at some time talked to their kids about online threats, and are way ahead of parents in other parts of the world, in this respect, a recent report indicates.As

Published on: March 18th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Phishing scam lures Canadian taxpayers with promise of cash

Tax season may seem like it's a long way off yet, but that hasn't stopped Internet fraudsters from promising taxpayers a refund in a bid to steal their personal information, according to the

Published on: January 20th, 2009 Brian Jackson

2009 — a Happy New Year for spammers

Expect a resurgence of spam this year as cyber criminals quickly adapt to new policies on "domain tasting" and design more professional-looking messages, cautions the January Spam Report published recently by security firm

Published on: January 19th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Twitter promises “full security review” after celebrity account hacks

Twitter Inc. has launched a comprehensive review of the defenses in its popular social network and micro-blogging service, after hackers last week hijacked the accounts of several high-profile users. In interviews last week,

Published on: January 13th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Social networks becoming a haven for hackers

When reports surfaced this week about attacks on Twitter and LinkedIn, I took notice. I use these social networking programs extensively, along with Facebook. Looking at the specific nature of the attacks, this

Published on: January 12th, 2009 Bill Brenner