Tax season a perfect time for data security check-up

 As a small business owner, tax season can be… taxing. Between filing deadlines, issuing important tax documents to employees, and regular warnings from the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency)  about scams and phishing attacks

Published on: March 5th, 2013 Sean Forkan

Rogue online pharmacies mainly supported by two main domain name registrars

Research done by LegitScript, a company that maintains a database with legitimate online pharmacies, suggests that two domain name registrars are responsible for more than half of all rogue pharmacy sites in the

Published on: March 12th, 2012 Loek Essers

Tumblr login credentials stolen in phishing attack

Tumblr is dealing with an aggressive phishing campaign. Only recently launched, it aims to steal log-in credentials and employs many of the well-known social engineering tactics that scammers use on social media sites

Published on: June 28th, 2011 Joan Goodchild

‘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

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

ISP owner arrested, charged with conspiracy to defraud customers

The owner of a Dallas-based Internet service provider that was raided last April has been charged with participating in a conspiracy to defraud more than US$15 million from companies such as Verizon, AT&T

Published on: January 13th, 2010 Robert McMillan

Facebook advertisers scam users into forking over cash

I've written a bit lately about how cyberthieves using social media to scam people. It turns out the most egregious scammers are many "legitimate" companies that run deceptive ads on these networks.TechCrunch has

Published on: November 5th, 2009 Robert X. Cringely

Banking fraudsters target Internet phone systems at SMBs

Cybercriminals have found a new launching pad for their scams: the phone systems of small and medium-sized businesses across the U.S.In recent weeks, they have hacked into dozens of telephone systems across the

Published on: November 2nd, 2009 Robert MacMillan

Brand jacking causing huge damage to corporate reputations

Phishers, cyber-squatters, and other online fraudsters continued their assault on well-known corporate brands over the last 12 months, increasing the burden on the companies being targeted and further frustrating consumers.According to MarkMonitor's annual

Published on: February 27th, 2008 Matt Hines

New phishing attacks use DNS tricks to dupe hapless users

The latest information on phishing indicates that fraudsters are increasingly using malicious software to direct users to their deceptive sites.The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) said in a new report Thursday that it saw

Published on: February 1st, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

PayPal beefs up security with $169M Fraud Sciences buy

EBay's online payments division, PayPal, will pay US$169 million for an Israeli security company specializing in detecting online fraud, the companies said Monday. The deal should close within 30 days.Fraud Sciences, a private

Published on: January 29th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Hacking pros offer free phishing kits to wannabe scammers

In a twist, security researchers have discovered a group of hackers who are exploiting a new category of victims -- aspiring Internet scammers.A Moroccan group called "Mr. Brain" is offering free phishing kits

Published on: January 24th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

PROTECTING USERS FROM E-MAIL SCAMS

What do you think of when someone mentions the topic of network security? Encrypting messages? Strong authentication? Public and private keys? For some, security is also about blocking messages from scammers that try

Published on: February 1st, 2006 ITBusiness Staff