Canada Cybercrime

New Fileless Malware Attacking Organizations Leaves No Trace

Matthew Held | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Cybercrime and significant breaches have plagued various sectors in the past five years in financial, retail, healthcare, entertainment, and government. For many, 2016 will go down as the year that computer hackers affected the outcome of the U.S. presidential election.

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.

You May Be The Biggest Threat To Your Employer's Cybersecurity

David Masson | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Business
David Masson

When we consider the range of cyber-threats, we generally imagine external attackers -- foreign states, criminal underworlds or lone script kiddies. But the reality is that a large proportion of vulnerabilities and "threats" that organizations face today come from legitimate network users.

From Corporations To SMBs, Cybercriminals Don't Discriminate

David Masson | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Business
David Masson

If anything, the modern threat landscape encourages attacks on small, vulnerable businesses. And 60 per cent of the time, those small businesses will go under within six months of a cyber-attack. So while massive data breaches dominate the news, they only scratch the surface.

Cyberattack Risk Spikes At $10 million In Annual Revenue For SMBs

Iva Peric-Lightfoot | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada
Iva Peric-Lightfoot

The evidence clearly points to the need for Canadian SMBs to increase their awareness of threats and ability to detect them, especially as they look to grow. Keeping these points in mind, there is always room for improvements in cyber policies and procedures, product selection and education because it doesn't look like cyber threats will be subsiding in the near future.

The Reality Of Cyber Abuse

Susie Williams | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Living
Susie Williams

Technology plays a large part in the lives of everyone; it's where we communicate, learn, express ourselves and spend much of our leisure time, but what does it look like when the primary medium we use for these things becomes corrupted with hate and abuse?

This May Be The Ideal Counter To Financial Cybersecurity Threats

David Masson | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Business
David Masson

Earlier this year, a group of cyber criminals targeted two Canadian financial institutions with a hybrid type of malware, GozNym. The first time GozNym was ever seen, it stole millions of dollars from the unnamed Canadian financial institutions along with several U.S. banks.

3 Reasons Cybercrime Is A Growing Threat For Organizations

Matthew Held | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Concerns are warranted as drones continue to grow in popularity. Individuals and organizations are being vigilant in their need to detect, protect and respond quickly to security and privacy issues.

5 Ways To Protect Your Organization From Ransomware

Matthew Held | Posted 05.10.2017 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Ransomware is one of the fastest growing areas of cyber crime. The intended target is often small and medium sized businesses, because they have fewer resources compared with larger organizations. Historically, the root word ransom refers to a criminal demanding a payment in exchange for releasing someone or something that has been taken.

Mounties Want Warrantless Access To Online Subscriber Information

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Politics

In June last year, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled police must have a judge's authorization to obtain customer data linked to online activities.

Canada 'Failing' In Fight Against Cybercrime, Hacking

CBC | Posted 11.24.2016 | Canada Business

Canada is lagging behind the U.S., Britain and other countries in defending citizens and businesses against malicious hackers and cyber-criminals, advocacy groups say.

Canada Offers $3.3M To Combat Cybercrime

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Politics

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Canada is contributing $3.3 million to support measures to combat cybercrime in central America and the Caribbean.Foreign Aff...

$1 Billion Stolen From Banks In Cyberheist: Report

CP | Mae Anderson, The Associated Press | Posted 02.15.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK -- A report from a cybersecurity firm says an international hacking ring has stolen up to $1 billion from banks around the globe in what woul...

The Cyber Security Crisis Must be Confronted

Neil Seeman | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Business
Neil Seeman

The number one concern of businesses is -- or should be -- cyber-security. According to the FBI, law firms and accounting firms conducting high value deals are the most targeted by criminals. Cyber issues are now a boardroom matter.

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...

What Cybercriminals Will Be Targeting In 2014

CBC | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada Business

Next year, hackers and cybercriminals will increasingly attack via devices such as smart TVs and use data from social networks to craft and target the...

Could an ISP Code of Conduct Curb Cybercrime in Canada?

Michael Geist | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

With the cost of cybercrime in Canada on the rise my weekly technology law column reports that the Canadian government is quietly working behind-the-scenes to create a new Internet service provider code of conduct. If approved, the code would be technically be voluntary for Canadian ISPs, but the active involvement of government officials suggests that most large providers would feel pressured to participate.

Four Tips For Safe Online Shopping

Jeff Barto | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada Business
Jeff Barto

One and a half million people are victims of cybercrime everyday -- that's 18 incidents per second! While we can't protect the contents of your wallet from your own online spending, we can help protect it from the hands of thieves. Here are some tips to ensure you have a pleasant and safe online shopping experience.

Hello Friend, I'm A Canadian Prince And I Need Your Help...

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.09.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Public Safety Department worries Canada is becoming a digital launching pad for — not just a target of — malicious cyber-activities, ...

Cybercrime In Canada Skyrocketing: Study

CBC | Posted 07.09.2012 | Canada Business

The number of Canadian servers being targeted by hackers has increased sharply, according to an IT security company that compares cybercrime rates aro...

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...