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CRTC holds meeting with five countries to fight scam calls

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) have held a meeting with regulators from Canada, Australia, Ireland, Hong Kong, and the U.S. to discuss...

Why I hung up the phone when ‘CSIS’ was calling

Beware of callers from the "Cybercrime Control Board of Canada," claiming to be part of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service


A look at some of the meanest (and a few of the funniest) hoaxes on the Web

Ebay chief urges industry cooperation to prevent online security breaches

Banks, online merchants and technology vendors must work together to prevent security problems such as phishing attacks and data breaches, eBay president and CEO Meg Whitman said Thursday.

AOL sues phishing gangs

America Online Inc. (AOL) has filed three civil lawsuits against major phishing "gangs," seeking US$18 million from the groups, the company said Tuesday. AOL, using a Virginia antiphishing law adopted in July 2005, filed the lawsuits against several phishing groups in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, in Alexandria. The lawsuits also cite federal law focusing on trademark and antispam rules.

McAfee unveils consumer Internet security suite

McAfee Inc.'s new consumer-focused Internet Security Suite 2006, with protections against spyware and phishing scams, is now available, the company announced. The product includes virus and identity theft protection.

Police called in after Australian tax e-mail scam

E-mail scammers have shifted their sights from a staple diet of banks, betting shops and auction sites to government agencies, with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) calling in Australian Federal Police over a spam deluge that tries to send taxpayers to Trojan-infected Web sites.

Civil liberties group slams Internet ID proposal

A proposal to make it as difficult for Australians to open an Internet account as to open a bank account has drawn stinging criticism from online civil liberties group Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA).

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