Canada Hacking

Accused Chinese Hacker Of U.S. Systems Arrested In Canada

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A Chinese businessman charged with hacking computer systems of U.S. companies with defence contracts remains in custody in Canada. Suspect Su Bin a...

How I Hacked My Husband's Programming Addiction

Suzanne Ma | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Suzanne Ma

There are worse things he could be addicted to. It could have been drugs, sex, porn, or the Candy Crush Saga. With my husband, who is a straight up sort of guy, it was computer science.

Why Hasn't HealthCare.gov Already Been Hacked?

Dave Aitel | Posted 12.29.2013 | Canada
Dave Aitel

It seems impossible to think that the answer is HealthCare.gov is just too secure for hackers to break in. After all, no one can write "500 million lines" of code (assuming that figure is correct) without making a few mistakes. There's just no way that software vulnerabilities, which hackers can use to break in, aren't part of the mix.

A 'Significant' Problem

CP | Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.13.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Gaps in the cyber security efforts of Canadian corporations could be leaving them open to sophisticated attacks by hackers, records show."Th...

The Problem With Allowing Consumers to Opt Out

Mitch Joel | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

As a marketing professional, there is nothing I hate more than receiving any form of communication (email, Web experience, social media, mobile, whatever) and not see an obvious place where I can either opt out of the communication or protect how much information is being captured. As a consumer, I probably hate it more.

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.

Is Your Brain Being Hacked?

Paul Comessotti | Posted 10.14.2012 | Canada
Paul Comessotti

Whether con games are played in the digital world or the physical one, getting someone to lower their guard with a clever ruse makes the life of a thief that much easier. In the vernacular of hackers, this is called social engineering. Social engineering is about hacking the human mind, something that in many ways is significantly easier than finding a new software vulnerability and using it as a gateway into your enterprise. One way to get hold of that information is to target people according to their jobs and interests, and there is perhaps no greater source of data on those subjects than social networks.

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 cybercr...

After Cellphones Cut Off, Hackers Expose SF Subway Police Data

Wired.com | Posted 10.18.2011 | Canada Business

No one is claiming immediate responsibility for Wednesday’s hacking of the BART Police Officers Association’s website and publicizing personal inf...

'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...

Was A Canadian Firm At The Centre Of Hacking Scheme?

CP | Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - A Canadian-based organization thought to be at the centre of a five-year-long, worldwide cyber attack is questioning claims that its systems...

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...