Cyber Crime

How To Protect Your Company From The Next Ransomware Attack

Iva Peric-Lightfoot | Posted 05.18.2017 | Canada Business
Iva Peric-Lightfoot

While the damage of WannaCry seems to have been limited by a "kill-switch" discovered by British computer expert, Marcus Hutchins, security experts warn that new versions of WannaCry could still proliferate. All of which begs the question: How can Canadian businesses protect themselves against falling victim to the next worldwide ransomware attack? Here are a few suggestions:

The Cyber-Attacks You Didn't Hear About This Year

David Masson | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada Business
David Masson

Stories of increasingly vicious cyber-attacks have dominated the headlines this year. It seems like every day we wake up to news of another attack on the scale of the Yahoo data breach, the Democratic National Committee hack, or the NSA source code leak.

Supercomputer Slayed 'Jeopardy!' Now It's Learning To Fight Crime

The Huffington Post Canada | Kaylee Lambert | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada

Hackers beware.

'Swatting' B.C. Teen Sentenced To Jail

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.09.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The online pranks and threats caused mayhem in communities as far away as Ontario, California and Florida.

RCMP Top Brass: Cybercrime Slack Hurting Economy

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The RCMP commissioner has quietly warned Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney the government must do more to fight cybercrime — an expandin...

Fake Justin Bieber Pedophile Sentenced

Huffington Post Music Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Music

A British man pretending to be Justin Bieber who lured and then recorded children committing sex acts on their web cams was sentenced yesterday to 14 ...

Watch Those Cards: The 'Riskiest' Online Cities In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.22.2012 | Canada Living

The cyber world isn't looking too friendly for one Ontario city. For the second year in a row, the city of Burlington, Ont., has been named the "r...

Feds Set To Unveil Anti-Cyber Crime Campaign

CBC | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada Politics

The federal government has launched a national campaign aimed at stopping cybercrime and helping Canadians protect themselves online. The ...

Tories Hacked: Harper Not In Hospital

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.07.2011 | Canada Politics

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- The Prime Minister's Office has confirmed that Stephen Harper is alive and well this morning after hackers posted a false notice...