Ontario florist’s nightmare shows small firms not safe from credit card fraud

When Hamilton, Ont.-based florist Rosanna Yeomans received an order on Jan. 2 for $44,000 worth of flowers from a church in Ghana, she thought her small business was off to a great start

Published on: March 4th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Top five ways Canadians can protect against credit fraud

Each year thousands of Canadians fall victim to identity theft, and in a variety of ways.It could be by them misplacing personal information, having their wallets swiped, mistakenly giving out credit card numbers

Published on: November 6th, 2008 Michelle MacLeod

Gustav threat unleashes hundreds of “relief” scams

Nearly 100 domains related to Hurricane Gustav have been registered in the past 48 hours, security experts said Sunday, some of which may be used by bogus charity and relief scams after the

Published on: September 2nd, 2008 Gregg Keizer and Matt Hamblen

How hackers pull a fast flux on security enforcers

In the continuing computer security arms race, a technique called fast flux is the bad guys' latest way of thwarting attempts to shut down phishing scams and other Web nasties.Fast flux was first

Published on: August 29th, 2008 Grant Buckler

“419 scams” revived on LinkedIn – old phishing bait in new pond

Unsuspecting users of professionals-oriented social networking site LinkedIn are being conned by scam artists into revealing personal financial information, say security experts.Advanced fee fraud – also known as “419 scams” after the relevant

Published on: May 28th, 2008 Brian Jackson

CEOs, senior mangers’ computers hacked in fake subpoenas scam

Panos Anastassiadis didn't click on the fake subpoena that popped into his Inbox on Monday morning, but he runs a computer security company. Others were not so lucky. In fact, security researchers say

Published on: April 18th, 2008 Robert MacMillan

Tool tests for online gullibility

Do your company's employees seem like easy dupes for e-mail phishing attacks and other scams? A vulnerability-assessment tool from Core Security Technologies lets you set up automated tests to find out. Impact 7.0

Published on: August 1st, 2007 Ellen Messmer