E-mail attacks on businesses rose in 2010: Symantec

The number of targeted e-mail attacks rose in 2010 compared to the previous year, as cyber criminals increasingly target corporations in search of specific sensitive information and intellectual property, according to Symantec’s MessageLabs

Published on: December 8th, 2010 Kathleen Lau

Keep up those defenses for Black Friday, Cyber Monday

While there are no new cyber attacks expected for Black Friday and Cyber Monday—the two days that mark the onset of the holiday shopping season—one security consultant doesn’t think e-commerce vendors should sit

Published on: November 25th, 2010 Kathleen Lau

Vulnerabilities for sale rising

Computer crime for financial gain has taken a new course as vulnerability disclosures have become another profit-making exploit, according to a recently released security threat report. In addition to more focused attacks on

Published on: March 16th, 2006 Mari-Len De Guzman

The rise of organized cyber-gangs

In the old film noir tradition, the hard-boiled gumshoe detective hunts his prey in sleazy gin-joints and dark alleys, slapping snitches and dames around to get them to talk. Today’s cyber-sleuths use IP

Published on: January 19th, 2006 Rosie Lombardi

Report warns of organized cyber crime

A new criminal class in North America, attracted by the low cost and low risk of cyber crime, has turned the Internet into an online haven where profit has replaced ‘kicks’ as the

Published on: August 25th, 2005 Susan Maclean

Cyber cops are on patrol

Criminals are a notoriously crafty and unscrupulous lot, taking any advantage where it may lie. The Internet, in part due to its perceived anonymity, has been a breeding ground for the underhanded techniques

Published on: November 29th, 2001 Chris Conrath

Cyber cops are on patrol

Criminals are a notoriously crafty and unscrupulous lot, taking any advantage where it may lie. The Internet, in part due to its perceived anonymity, has been a breeding ground for the underhanded techniques

Published on: November 29th, 2001 Chris Conrath