Thursday, August 18, 2022

More noteworthy cybersecurity news stories from 2020

Following up on my year-end review of 2020 story, here are some of the biggest cybersecurity-related news stories of 2020 I couldn’t squeeze into that piece. Most are Canadian, but some are of enough significance that they are included here. The list might have been longer but a number of companies whose names were posted by ransomware groups refused to confirm if they were hit and their data copied:

Other Canadian organizations we wrote about in connection with incidents included Bird Construction, the government of Prince Edward Island;  the B.C. district of Squamish, the Telus-owned wireless carrier Koodo; Ontario retailer the Beer Store;  the Chartered Professional Accountants Canada ; Brookfield Residential Properties; the College of Nurses of Ontario; Ottawa-based e-commerce platform Shopify; steel manufacturer Stelco; post-secondary institute Saskatchewan Polytechnc;  the city of Saint John, N.B.; and Calgary energy firm Parkland.

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Howard Solomon
Howard Solomon
Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of ITWorldCanada.com and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including ITBusiness.ca and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@] soloreporter.com

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