Crowds, cuteness overwhelm first Hello Kitty Con

October 30th, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hello Kitty cuteness is taking over Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles as the city hosts the first Hello Kitty fan convention.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Culminates in Educating Consumers and Law Enforcement on Cybercrime

October 28th, 2014

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — With more than 11 million Americans experiencing identity theft each year, National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is devoting its fifth and final week to cybercrime and law enforcement. As Americans become more dependent on technology, we are also becoming more vulnerable to cyber attacks. Criminals can surreptitiously infect our …

Next phase of anti-spam law, coming in January, targets software

October 22nd, 2014

TORONTO – Canada's controversial anti-spam law has already forced businesses to change how they communicate with consumers by email.

If voters leave an Obama rally, do Facebook users hear about it?

October 20th, 2014

A story about voters leaving an election rally that featured President Obama has had trouble gaining traction on Facebook after some users flagged the article as spam. 

How to Combat Online Fraud: How Consumers and Banks Can Work Together

October 20th, 2014

Last month, industry watchdog, Financial Fraud Action UK released some worrying figures about how online banking fraud has increased by 71% over the past year. Phishing attacks are amongst the most common type of fraud threat that retail banks defend against. The sophistication of this attack type continues to grow, targeting specific individuals and creating the impression of a credible …

City of Ottawa investigating malware email attack

October 16th, 2014

The City of Ottawa is investigating a malware attack involving spam emails that appear to be from city employees, and at least one city councillor. Emails with the subject line "Unpaid Invoice" and a PDF attachment went out yesterday and anti-virus software quickly flagged the attachment. A city spokesperson said because the malicious software could have originated anywhere, the city decided …

Church 'needs' child abuse hotline

October 16th, 2014

A royal commission has heard that local churches affiliated to a Pentecostal movement find it hard to reach the elders on child abuse cases.

Church 'needs' child abuse hotline

October 16th, 2014

A royal commission has heard that local churches affiliated to a Pentecostal movement find it hard to reach the elders on child abuse cases.

Pastor 'blind' to son-in-law's abuse

October 15th, 2014

A senior Pentecostal pastor says he still struggles to accept the guilt of his son-in-law, who sexually abused a boy when he worked for the same church.

Pastor 'blind' to son-in-law's abuse

October 15th, 2014

A senior Pentecostal pastor says he still struggles to accept the guilt of his son-in-law, who sexually abused a boy when he worked for the same church.