Canada Hackers

6 Tips To Build A Cyber-Security Culture At Work

Matthew Held | Posted 05.15.2017 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Criminals take the path of least resistance. The weakest link is the employee. Data breaches are mostly the result of employee error or an inside job, according to the ACC Foundation: State of Cybersecurity Report. The best way for organizations to protect themselves is to create and foster a culture of cyber security awareness.

Massive Cyberattack 'Child's Play' Compared To What's Coming: Expert

CP | Allen Breed, Jim Heintz And Sylvia Hui, The Associated Press | Posted 05.13.2017 | Canada

"There's no barrier to do it tomorrow to 100 million computers.''

Déjà Vu: Hack Threatens French Election

CP | Angela Charlton And Raphael Satter, The Associated Press | Posted 05.06.2017 | Canada Politics

Macron's campaign says it has been the victim of a 'massive and co-ordinated' hack.

5 Ways Non-Profit Organizations Can Minimize Cybercrime

Matthew Held | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

The popular myth for a non-profit organization executive is to ask, "Why anyone would want to hack us?" The nefarious nature makes non-profits easy targets because they often invest less in employee training and IT security.

Logging Providers Are The Good Type Of Hackers

Deepi Harish | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Business
Deepi Harish

Log management systems are largely based on one concern; finding the root cause of a problem, like security breaching, diagnosing issues, chasing down server errors and looking up customer activity. There is now a market for the logging management industry, whereas there's nothing new about all softwares and systems producing log files.

Canadian Companies Admit Paying Ransoms To Hackers

CP | David Paddon, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Business

Canadian organizations have paid ransoms from $1,000 to $50,000.

Price Of Stolen Canadian Identity Plummets On Black Market

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Business

A Canadian SIN card was seen being sold out of China for $173.

Hooking Up With Leadership Lessons From Ashley Madison

Ivey Business School | Posted 09.11.2016 | Canada Business
Ivey Business School

It is generally assumed that aversion to risk is one of the biggest obstacles to Canadian innovation, but only 10 per cent of Canadian businesses are truly risk averse. The big issue is apparently an inability to align risk-taking with financial capacity -- rational risk-taking obviously involves being able to survive the potential negative consequences of your actions. And that's a key lesson buried in the aftermath of the hacker attack on the controversial Ashley Madison online affair service.

Why We Should Sympathize With the Exposed Ashley Madison Users

Heather Magee | Posted 08.20.2016 | Canada Living
Heather Magee

Let's be clear -- no one who signed up for Ashley Madison has committed a crime or participated in illegal activity. Shouldn't we be channelling our outrage towards a group of hackers for taking it upon themselves to determine what's immoral and what's appropriate conduct on the Internet? Using cyber-terrorism as a tool to shame people who may not navigate by the same moral compass as you is not only the ultimate breach in privacy; it's an attack on net neutrality. Imposing fear on people for how they behave online is just as repressive as restricting certain behaviours and content in the first place.

'Tis the Season to Prevent Cyber-Hacking (Here's How)

Richard Leblanc | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Business
Richard Leblanc

What are best practices individuals can employ to lessen the chance of hacking of their computer or device? Here is a quick "top 20 list," based on part of an education session I have been providing to directors of company boards on cyber security.

Technology-Ignorant Boards Are Costing Shareholders Billions: What Should Boards Do Differently?

Richard Leblanc | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Business
Richard Leblanc

In the area of technology, are boards fulfilling their duty of care in overseeing management and protecting shareholders' investment? Indicators are that many boards and directors may not be. Plaintiffs' lawyers are suing companies and their boards over technology failure. Here are some recent statistics and trends.

Protection Against Phone Hackers Is Not Just for Large Companies

Claudio Nespeca | Posted 12.21.2014 | Canada Business
Claudio Nespeca

Not just the domain of large companies, remote monitoring is available to small businesses through hosted VoIP service providers, allowing them to obtain much needed security within their budget capabilities.

Kanye Doesn't Think This Coinye Thing Is Funny At All

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

Kanye West is not happy about "Coinye," a new digital currency created by anonymous coders that bears his name and face. West's lawyers filed a cea...

Infringement Assault on TekSavvy: Voltage Trolls Come North

J. David Ellis | Posted 02.13.2013 | Canada Business
J. David Ellis

Note on Monday's Federal Court hearing. Voltage has managed to schedule a hearing at the Federal Court for Monday, December 17, which leaves little time for targeted TekSavvy subscribers to organize their defence. TekSavvy couldn't notify these customers until it had churned through a huge pile of logs, in order to correlate subscribers with the thousands of numeric IP addresses Voltage dumped on them.

Random Hacks Of Kindness Hits Vancouver

Megan Hooft | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia
 Megan Hooft

Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) is an event where technical talent and good intentions converge. It provides a chance to be part of a global movement of tech for social good. From ending poverty to connecting women peacebuilders, the Vancouver RHoK event pulls in local tech talent to donate valuable skills and time to worthy causes.

Which Security Software Should You Use?

Kevin Lloyd | Posted 11.13.2012 | Canada Alberta
Kevin Lloyd

I get asked this question a lot, and it's a question I love to be asked. I have spent the last ten years trying out just about every security software product available. I have come to the conclusion that you get what you pay for, and not all software is created equal.

Why Should We Be at the Mercy of Anonymous' "Lulz"?

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

Anonymous sub-group Anti-Sec supposedly holds in its hands 12-million Apple user IDs it acquired from hacking. The hacktivist group refuses to release the IDs until -- wait for it -- Adrien Chen of Gawker poses on the front page of the site in a ballet tutu with a shoe on top of his head. It remains to be seen whether Anonymous does have anything to give the public it strives to supposedly protect, or whether this was just another one of their pranks done "for the lulz," that is to say, for the stroking of their own vanity.

The Real Reason For Nortel's Collapse?

CBC | Posted 04.16.2012 | Canada Business

A former systems security adviser to Nortel Networks says he has no doubt that extensive cyberattacks on the technology company contributed to its dow...

Canada Is Letting White Supremacists Get Away With Murder

Shayna Zamkanei | Posted 04.03.2012 | Canada
Shayna Zamkanei

Recently, European hackers leaked the names and personal information of scores of alleged white supremacists living in Canada, but they unearthed a more serious problem: The federal government is clearly not doing its job in fighting racism and discrimination.

Game Console Network Hacked

CP | Tomoko A. Hosaka, The Associated Press | Posted 12.12.2011 | Canada Business

TOKYO - Sony said Wednesday intruders staged a massive attempt to access user accounts on its PlayStation Network and other online entertainment servi...

'Anonymous' Hack Into Law Enforcement Websites, Leak Data

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.06.2011 | Canada

LONDON - The group known as Anonymous said Saturday it has hacked into some 70 mostly rural law enforcement websites in the United States, a data brea...

5 Year Hacking Scheme Aimed At Governments, Companies

CP | Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - Computer security company McAfee has issued a report detailing a five-year hacking scheme that targeted countries, companies and numerous or...

Harper Hoaxers Strike Again: Conservative Database Names And Emails Posted Online

Posted 08.08.2011 | Canada

CBC -- A Twitter account that claimed to have hacked the Conservative Party website this week claimed Wednesday it also hacked a party database, and p...