Canada Hackers

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

Richard Leblanc | Posted 12.09.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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 10.21.2014 | 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 Yarema | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Megan Yarema

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 contribut...

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...