MafiaBoy reveals the next weakest link in security

PALO ALTO, CALIF. – Noted Canadian teen hacker MafiaBoy AKA Michael Calce, made worldwide headlines just after the turn of the century for producing lethal denial of service attacks against Yahoo, Ebay, CNN

Published on: June 17th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Here’s a marketplace where hacked servers from almost every country can be sold over and over again

To understand the scale of hackers out in the world, perhaps this one example is all that is needed. Kaspersky Lab has released information on xDedic, a global forum that appears to be run

Published on: June 15th, 2016 CDN Staff

The majority of hacks come from a company’s trusted insiders: Infographic

While hacks from outside perpetrators seem to make all the headlines, but what if the majority of bad actors already have legitimate access to your systems? IBM has collected data from 8,000 client

Published on: June 10th, 2016 CDN Staff

Ransomware is growing in double digits: report

It looks like ransomware is nowhere near slowing down. According to Kaspersky Lab's Q1 threat report, ransomware attacks have increased by 30 per cent from the previous quarter. This includes a 14 per

Published on: May 5th, 2016 CDN Staff

International policies will soon dictate security practices: report

A new report released today argues that politics will play an increasing role in cyber security. In its 2016 Cyber Risk Report, HP Enterprise suggested that security professionals should prepare for "shifting politics"

Published on: February 17th, 2016 CDN Staff

Security experts talk MSSP shortage and how companies make breaches an easy thing

Why are security breaches still happening? This is one question that Team Impact, the hackers behind the infamous Ashley Madison hack helped answer in recent weeks. The answer being - sometimes, businesses don't

Published on: September 1st, 2015 Dave Yin

Canadian hacker gains notoriety, macro malware growing exponentially: Report

Remember Lordfenix, the 20-year old Brazillian student who single-handedly developed over 100 trojans since 2013? Well, it looks like he has competition from Canada. A hacker by the name of "Frapstar" has gained notoriety and is

Published on: August 27th, 2015 CDN Staff

Survey says IT professionals believe cyber attacks with potential loss of life imminent

Cyber attacks, which have hit industries ranging from public to private to the very private have yet to translate into physical, rather than simply virtual, implications. All that's about to change if a

Published on: July 20th, 2015 Dave Yin

Hacking the National Pastime

It was maverick owner Al Davis of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders who placed a large poster in the team’s locker room that read: If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying. And, in sports

Published on: June 19th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Lenovo addresses SuperFish snafu with the channel

Lenovo today took steps to ease channel concerns regarding SuperFish adware on their systems. The vendor sent out a letter to channel partners admitting it pre-installing Superfish adware on consumer notebooks in September

Published on: February 20th, 2015 CDN Staff

Blackhat movie and the seven stage kill chain

It’s not often that CDN does movie reviews. The last one we did was The Social Network. Recently I got an opportunity to watch the film Blackhat courtesy of Websense. Blackhat is a

Published on: February 6th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

CDN Top Newsmakers for 2014: RCMP/Heartbleed bug

In probably the most dramatic story of the year, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested a 19-year-old man from London, Ont. who is believed to have used the Heartbleed computer bug to steal

Published on: January 8th, 2015 CDN Staff

Dell security chief warns of insider attacks at GTEC

When he was on assignment for the FBI in its Los Angeles field office, John McClurg was charged with bringing down hacker Kevin “Dark Dante” Poulson. Poulson orchestrated a hack of Pacific Bell’s

Published on: November 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Heartbleed fix for Android phones

I had planned to take a closer look at Google Chromecast (and some of the alternatives), but something happened on the way to the word processor: the Heartbleed bug was splashed across the

Published on: April 14th, 2014 Sean Carruthers