Canada Cybercrime

5 Ways To Protect Your Organization From Ransomware

Matthew Held | Posted 05.09.2016 | 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 11.25.2015 | 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 11.24.2015 | 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...