- Online sleuthing by Mt. Gox dispossessed throws up few clues Reuters - Wed, 5 Mar, 2014
By Jeremy Wagstaff SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Some of those who have lost bitcoins in the collapse of Mt. Gox have turned to internet sleuthing to find out where their money has gone - but they're unlikely to have much luck. Forum websites like Reddit and internet relay chatrooms have attracted hordes of users as the Mt. Gox …
- Malware threats making anti-virus software 'totally usel … CBC - Wed, 5 Mar, 2014
Some computer consultants say the global malware threat has gotten so bad that conventional security measures, such as anti-virus software, are no longer adequate to fight them.
- Vancouver police release 'Top Ten Scams for 2014' CBC - Fri, 28 Feb, 2014
- Anti-NSA Blackphone 'commendable,' but will consumers … CBC - Mon, 24 Feb, 2014
U.S.-based encryption firm Silent Circle is hoping that heightened paranoia about government snooping will compel consumers to buy the Blackphone, a pro-privacy smartphone the company is launching Monday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
- Blackphone professes to be a more secure, possibly NSA-proof, … The Right Click - Wed, 15 Jan, 2014
Fears over NSA spying have prompted people around the world to think about security differently, whether it be petitioning for companies to better secure their data or changing the information they share online. In particular, security around smartphones has been … Continue reading →
- Neiman Marcus falls victim to cyber-security attack, says some … The Canadian Press - Sat, 11 Jan, 2014
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Luxury merchant Neiman Marcus confirmed Saturday that thieves stole some of its customers' payment card information and made unauthorized charges over the holiday season, becoming the second retailer in recent weeks to announce it had fallen victim to a cyber-security attack. The hacking, coming weeks after …
- Researchers skip computer security conference over reports of … The Canadian Press - Wed, 8 Jan, 2014
WASHINGTON - At least eight researchers or policy experts have withdrawn from an Internet security conference after the sponsor reportedly used flawed encryption technology deliberately in commercial software to allow the National Security Agency to spy more easily on computer users. RSA Security, owned by data storage …
- Yahoo says some ads on its European sites spread malware Reuters - Sun, 5 Jan, 2014
(Reuters) - Some advertisements on Yahoo Inc's European websites last week spread malicious software, Yahoo said on Sunday, potentially infecting thousands of users. In statement on Sunday, a Yahoo spokesman, said: "On Friday, January 3 on our European sites, we served some advertisements that did not meet our editorial …
- Snapchat hack shows vulnerable side of smartphone apps CBC - Fri, 3 Jan, 2014
The public shaming of Snapchat by an anonymous hacking group – in the form of a leak of millions of its users’ details – illustrates the troubling vulnerabilities not only of the smartphone app but also of its users, security experts say.
- FireEye buys Mandiant, technology firm that linked cyberattacks … The Canadian Press - Thu, 2 Jan, 2014
NEW YORK, N.Y. - FireEye Inc. said Thursday it has acquired Mandiant Corp., the firm that linked years of cyberattacks against U.S. companies to a secret Chinese military unit. FireEye said that the purchase of privately held Mandiant would increase its ability to stop attacks in their early stages. FireEye said it would …
- FireEye buys cyber forensics firm Mandiant for about $1 bill … Reuters - Thu, 2 Jan, 2014
By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - Cybersecurity company FireEye Inc has acquired Mandiant Corp, the computer forensics specialist best known for unveiling a secretive Chinese military unit believed to be behind a series of hacking attacks on U.S. companies. FirEye shares jumped more than 20 percent after Thursday's announcement …
- Who's at fault? Who pays the bills? Answers to some questions … The Canadian Press - Thu, 19 Dec, 2013
- Apple iPhone 5s fingerprint sensor hacked CBC - Tue, 24 Sep, 2013
A German hacker will collect a bounty worth more than $7,000 and a few bitcoins after creating a fake finger from a photo of a fingerprint that was able to foil the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on Apple’s new iPhone 5s and unlock the device.
- U of C prof to talk at hacker haven Def Con CBC - Fri, 2 Aug, 2013
- Sask. government computers attacked 'millions' of times last … CBC - Tue, 9 Jul, 2013
- U.S., Australia reports allege new spying by China hackers CBC - Tue, 28 May, 2013
Chinese hackers have gained access to designs of more than two dozen major U.S. weapons systems, a U.S. report said on Monday, as Australian media said Chinese hackers had stolen the blueprints for Australia's new spy headquarters.
- Three things you need to know about Stuxnet malware The Right Click - Sat, 2 Mar, 2013
- Authorities looking for hackers who used US alert system to warn … The Canadian Press - Wed, 13 Feb, 2013
DETROIT - Warnings about the zombie apocalypse may seem pretty amusing, but officials say they're dead serious about figuring out who hacked into the nation's public warning system to broadcast such messages in a handful of states.
- 'P.C. Doctor' scams Winnipeg computer owner CBC - Tue, 25 Dec, 2012
An unsolicited telephone offer to improve security on a home computer resulted in several fraudulent credit card charges, Winnipeg police say.
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This undated image provided by Target Corp shows Chief Information Officer Beth Jacob. Jacob is resigning effective Wednesday, March 5, 2014, as the retailer overhauls its information security and compliance division in the wake of a massive pre-Christmas data breach. (AP Photo/Target, Mark.Williams)