Canadian Pharmacy spam returns with ‘wiki’ spin

Pharmaceutical spam messages have been some of the most commonly used in spam attacks over the past several years. Canada has featured quite prominently in terms of this spam output due to the

Published on: July 6th, 2011 Paul Wood

Spammers abusing domain parking services on a massive scale

By Nick Johnston Domain parking, the act of registering an Internet domain name without placing any content on the website, is a common practice for a business website in the pre-launch stage. These

Published on: June 7th, 2011 IDG News Service

Windows users falling prey to social engineering tactics

The next time a web site says to download new software to view a movie or fix a problem, think twice. There's a pretty good chance that the program is malicious.In fact, about

Published on: May 19th, 2011 Robert McMillan

Cutwail botnet raising spam levels once more

 By Paul Wood There has been a recent increase in the amount of malicious email traffic detected by MessageLabs Intelligence despite a continuous decrease in the actual number of spam mail distributed.  The

Published on: May 12th, 2011 Paul Wood

Canada’s phishing activity booming, report warns

Canada's squeaky clean image earned a few smudges recently in a report released by Internet security firm Websense which named the country as now the world's number two host for phishing sites.Canada, which

Published on: May 10th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

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

Video Rewind: An overview of common online threats

Osama bin Laden's death in a U.S. commando raid on his hideout in Abottaba, Pakistan has the Internet ablaze with discussions and speculations in the last couple of days.Not surprisingly, the amped up

Published on: May 3rd, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

10 Internet threats you want to know about

By Claudiu Popa From the moment we unwrap that shiny new cell phone or unpack a new, user-friendly computer we are presented with opportunities to ‘get online’ and ‘look at stuff’. Indeed that

Published on: April 15th, 2011 Claudiu Popa

Malicious Facebook app infects 5 million in 48 hours

The post from Timothy Wong, one of ITBusiness.ca's Facebook friends, sounded apologetic: Is it just me or is there another Facebook app spambot? Looks like it started sometime today. It appears to be

Published on: April 14th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Spammers go after Visa secure numbers: Symantec

Spam might be getting easier to detect and avoid, but phishing schemes are becoming ever-more clever, according to the latest State of Spam and Phishing report from security company Symantec Corp.The major Rustock

Published on: March 24th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Top 5 security threats to watch out for this year

Online malicious activity was a major headache in 2010, and so far, 2011 is no different: We've seen scams and malware on Twitter, Facebook, and the Android Market, as well as a rise

Published on: March 11th, 2011 Ian Paul

‘Likejackers’ use Justin Bieber to hook Facebook users

“I can’t believe a GIRL did this just because of Justin Bieber.” If you ever see a post like this on your Facebook page enticing you to click on a video - stay

Published on: March 4th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Mobile device are top security threat: survey

After application vulnerabilities, information security professionals are most concerned by the threats posed by mobile devices, a survey has revealed. The 2011 (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study, carried out by researchers Frost

Published on: February 18th, 2011 Anh Nguyen

New pharmacy spam campaign using Google brand hijacking

MessageLabs Intelligence recently tracked a new pharmaceutical spam campaign promoting a supposedly "Google-accredited" online pharmacy. This is obvious brand hijacking: Google does not host or approve any pharmacy sites. We contacted Google about

Published on: February 17th, 2011 Paul Wood