Public ‘lacks financial literacy’ for crowdfunding: investors group

The debate over allowing equity-based crowdfunding is heating up in Canada's largest province as the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is collecting letters from different groups either advocating for change or warning against it.

Published on: March 20th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Ransomware scam collects fake fines from embarrassed victims

I have to hand it to cybercriminals, they're wily and they're hard working. They change tactics and techniques continuously to attract new prey and evade detection. Many are successful in tricking even the

Published on: November 21st, 2012 Paul Wood

CIRA investigating dot-ca phishing scammers, CEO says

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is working with police to investigate a phishing scam that targeted dot-ca domain owners, according to its CEO Byron Holland.The PayPal page set up by the scammers

Published on: August 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

A sober second look at crowdfunding risks

Even angel investors need a devil’s advocate, so here I am. There’s a lot of buzz about the push by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance and other parties to get equity crowdfunding legalized

Published on: June 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

How to avoid falling for Valentine cyber scams

Cyber scammers are out to tug on your heart and purse strings this Valentine’s Day with their usual spam and online fraud arsenal but you can avoid being heartbroken by following these tips

Published on: February 10th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Beware

When it comes to protecting yourself against financial fraud and identity theft, don’t just safeguard your computer and other tech devices – it still pays to be careful on that old school device

Published on: June 23rd, 2011 Christine Wong

Wave of online scams, malware follows bin Laden’s death

On Sunday, a Twitter account called @ReallyVirtual based in Abbottaba, Pakistan, tweeted about helicopters and explosions in the area, just about six hours before news broke that United States intelligence operatives have attacked

Published on: May 3rd, 2011 Nestor E. Arellano and Joan Goodchild

Tax season scams and how to avoid them

You may not want to think about your taxes until the last moment, but online scammers are already plotting to separate you from your tax refund and your identity. Scams for the 2011

Published on: March 28th, 2011 Ian Paul

How to avoid Japan-related online scams

It's been one week since Japan was hit by the twin disasters of a powerful earthquake rating 8.9 on the Richter scale and a tsunami that washed away entire villages. As concerns continue

Published on: March 18th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Online scammers hijack Japan donation efforts

Criminals have jumped on Japan's twin earthquake and tsunami disasters at record speed, security experts said today.Scams range from links to fake anti-virus downloads and phony donation sites to classic online swindles that

Published on: March 15th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Facebook tells developers where you live

Your home address and phone number are now part of the information dump third-party developers can obtain through Facebook-powered Web site logins and applications.A new policy lets you authorize applications such as Facebook

Published on: January 18th, 2011 Ian Paul

Ping on its way to becoming a spammers’ haven?

In less than 48 hours Ping netted over one million users. But will its success also become a source of woe for Apple's new music-focused social networking service?Ping is barely a week old

Published on: September 8th, 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

LifeLock’s ID protection service not a scam, claims infamous CEO

As CEO of LifeLock Inc., Todd Davis has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons. Two months ago, the Federal Trade Commission slammed his company with a $12 million fine

Published on: June 1st, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan