Corporate espionage fuels underground cybercrime economy: McAfee

Corporate espionage is a business almost as old as corporations, but thanks to the Internet revolution it has a new business model: cybercrime. A new report from McAfee illustrates how intellectual property and trade

Published on: March 29th, 2011 Tony Bradley

How to deal with content theft

Has your original Web content been mysteriously appearing on other sites? Has something you've written recently appeared word-for-word, without attribution or back links, on a Web site other than your own?Web content theft,

Published on: March 21st, 2011 Nestor Arellano

How to use accounting software to uncover employee fraud

A former bookkeeper of a Sussex N.B. corner drugstore lands in jail for stealing $250,000 from her employer. Another bookkeeper for a rural group that brought electricity to Alberta farms pleaded guilty to

Published on: October 20th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Exotic (and quixotic) security exploits

Can you think of 007-style, modern day heists that captured – if only briefly – the attention of the media? An article I read recently on an ingenious attack that literally involves siphoning

Published on: October 5th, 2010 Claudiu Popa

Family weeps as TJX hacker gets 20 years in slammer

As his parents and sister silently wept, hacker mastermind Albert Gonzalez was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court to two concurrent 20-year stints in prison for his role in what prosecutors called the

Published on: March 29th, 2010 Nancy Weil

$6.75 million – the cost of a data breach in 2009

The cost of a data breach increased last year to $204 per compromised customer record, according to the Ponemon Institute's annual study. The average total cost of a data breach rose from $6.65

Published on: January 26th, 2010 Ellen Messmer

Remote access software helps marketing exec recover stolen laptop

This is a true story about sex, computers, the Internet, spying, theft, intrigue, and the police--and it all began this past February when David Krop made the mistake of leaving his two laptop

Published on: September 18th, 2009 Todd R. Weiss

There aren’t any free lunches, IT services

Back in the early tech boom days, I worked with a guy we'll call James. A superior technician, he could repair almost any system in any state and was one to be bowed

Published on: February 25th, 2009 Anonymous .

Top ten tips to safeguard your laptop and data during travel

If you're planning on traveling with your laptop this holiday season, you might want to travel prepared. The statistics are overwhelmingly bad: According to Gartner, one laptop is stolen every 53 seconds.U.S. airports,

Published on: December 2nd, 2008 Thomas Wailgum

Papagno pleads guilty to massive embezzling of navy computer equipment

Most often when systems administrators abuse their access to corporate networks and systems, the end result is either data theft or network sabotage on a massive scale. Not so in the case of

Published on: October 6th, 2008 Jaikumar Vijayan

Eight handy gadgets and services for road warriors

When you're on the road, you can feel more like a juggler than a traveler: You've got your notebook, your smart phone, your camera, your GPS device, your MP3 player -- and all

Published on: June 5th, 2008 David DeJean

Five easy ways to burglar-proof your laptop

Theft of laptops and other mobile devices is spiraling, and the consequences – financial and other – are getting increasingly dire.These two disconcerting realities are attested to by survey findings from a range

Published on: June 4th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Fraud, deceit rampant across global networks

The world may be flat, as Thomas Friedman posits in his book, but this complex and interconnected planet of commerce can be one scary and risky place to conduct business. Enterprises have discovered

Published on: May 1st, 2008 Thomas Wailgum

Laptop theft – a growing menace, but here’s what you can do

We've heard about headline-making security breaches, such as TJX and CIBC, but the smaller ones often go and unnoticed – and unreported.This corporate oblivion is most apparent in the area of laptop theft,

Published on: February 15th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach