Montreal real estate firm cans spam with Google Message Security

IT director Lance LeBlanc balks at the notion that he would ever even consider turning off his Google Message Security spam filter – to do so would overwhelm his 250 employee real estate

Published on: December 22nd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Cybercriminals profiting from global recession, distracted governments

Cyber-criminals are using the global economic recession as bait for malware attacks and as a tool to distract governments from taking a closer look at their growth, according to a new report. The

Published on: December 11th, 2008 Michelle MacLeod

Teacher who narrowly escaped jail in spyware case says her life is ruined

If there's a poster child for the dangers of spyware, it's Julie Amero. The 41-year-old former substitute teacher was convicted of four felony counts of endangering minors last year, stemming from an Oct.

Published on: December 1st, 2008 Robert McMillan

After brief respite beastly botnets are “back with a vengeance”

Two weeks after a hosting firm's shutdown sent global spam volumes plummeting, some researchers say spam has already bounced back.The shutdown of California-based McColo Corp., a company that hosted a staggering variety of

Published on: November 27th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

500,000 bots blotted out with shut down of Web hosting firm

The shutdown last week of a U.S.-based Web hosting company crippled more than 500,000 bots, or compromised computers, which are no longer able to receive commands from criminals, a security researcher said today.Although

Published on: November 19th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Cybercrooks deliver holiday spam a month early

With a deteriorating economy and employees increasingly concerned about their own job security, cyber crooks are starting to take advantage of corporate insecurity by delivering their own brand of "cheer" to e-mail Inboxes

Published on: November 13th, 2008 Michelle MacLeod

E-mail attachment malware soars 800 per cent in 3 months

The volume of malware attacks conducted via e-mail attachments increased about 800 per cent over the past three months as this low-grade hacking method was brought back from the grave, according to a

Published on: October 28th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Tech reporter busts two spammers breaking the law

Being a technology reporter, my e-mail in-box is a crowded place. It's stuffed with press releases, notices from mailing lists I subscribe to, invitations to events -- you name it, it's in there.

Published on: October 28th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Spam sapping productivity of Canadian employees

Spam is spinning almost out of control, seriously eroding the productivity of Canadian firms and their employees, experts say.For the past the 12 months or so, spam has comprised around 90–95 per cent

Published on: October 23rd, 2008 Kavita Gosyne

E-ticket scam crash lands victims into a load of malware

In a reprise of a summer tactic, hackers are trying to trick people into infecting their PCs with malware by e-mailing them spurious airline-ticket invoices and boarding passes, a security company said today.The

Published on: October 22nd, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Bots could imperil your iPhone and blight your Blackberry

The ability of malware writers to consistently stay ahead of those seeking to stop them has been a constant factor in the security industry over the past several years.Looking to 2009, don't expect

Published on: October 21st, 2008 Jaikumar Vijayan

Spam, bam, no thank you ma’am – Twitter and sultry spam attacks

Computer security blogger Graham Cluley felt pretty popular when young brunettes began inviting him to view pictures and videos of them posted on the Web.The chief technology consultant at U.K.-based security vendor Sophos

Published on: October 20th, 2008 Brian Jackson

How to can spam on the go

It's a sad fact that most of us are exposed to an endless flood of unsolicited messages from purported international dignitaries, dubious pharmaceutical salespeople, and pornographers--a deluge that invades our PCs each day.

Published on: October 8th, 2008 Zack Stern

Cybercrooks cast Brad Pitt, Beyonce and Justin T. in latest malware attacks

Googling celebrities on your workstation at the height of the recently concluded Toronto Film Festival could have been one of the most risky cyber-activity this month.Reverting to a tried and true tactic, spammers

Published on: September 22nd, 2008 Nestor Arellano