B.C. servers linked to $500 M cybercrime gang

Servers in Burnaby, B.C. may have been used as part of a global botnet that stole more than $500 million from bank accounts in several countries, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The

Published on: September 9th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

U.S. feds seize online currency hub

Law enforcement officials in the U.S. announced Tuesday they had closed and seized Liberty Resercve, an virtual currency they called a financial hub of the online criminal world. Four days previosly, its founder, Arthur

Published on: May 28th, 2013 IT World Canada Staff

Cybercrime is rampant: Symantec study

A new study by Symantec Corp. of Cupertino, Calif. reports that Internet crime has grown into a widespread problem globally. It also provides intriguing insights into consumers' lax attitudes toward online piracy, plagiarism,

Published on: September 8th, 2010 jeff bertolucci

EU plans to limit its use of private personal data

The European Union is to impose stricter rules on its own use of private citizens' data for all future anti-terrorism measures.The European Commission currently oversees a large number of mechanisms designed to combat

Published on: July 20th, 2010 jennifer baker

Canada well below global malware infection rate: Report

Canada is well on its way to becoming one of the safest countries when it comes to malware infection rates, according to new findings from Volume 8 of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIRv8).Released last

Published on: April 27th, 2010 Kathleen Lau

In Conversation: Leadership at HP, riskiest cybercities

Hewlett-Packard Canada gets a new CEO; ComputerWorld Canada's Dave Webb and Computer Dealer News editor Paolo Del Nibletto discuss the unknown quantity that is Peter Galanis, and the legacy of long-time Canada chief

Published on: April 7th, 2010 IT World Canada Staff

U.S. said to be eyeing cybersecurity ambassador role

The U.S. is weighing the creation of an ambassador-level position for negotiating cybersecurity matters at the United Nations and for ensuring the country has a consistent international policy on the issue, according to

Published on: March 24th, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

Juniper, Symantec investigating after Google attack

Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) and Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ:SYMC) said Thursday that they were investigating a widespread cyber-espionage incident that has hit dozens of technology companies, including Google Inc. and Adobe Systems Inc. Sources familiar

Published on: January 15th, 2010 Robert McMillan

SAS pushes for business analytics in Canadian gov

Fraud experts Chris Swecker and Joe Pendleton discussed strategies for detecting and preventing fraud at a recent event in Toronto on Best Practices in Government Fraud Detection hosted by SAS Institute Inc. Chris Swecker,

Published on: December 30th, 2009 Jennifer Kavur