Howard Solomon

Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including 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 [@]

Articles by Howard Solomon

Many organizations don’t believe they are targets of ransomware gangs: OpenText

Many organizations worry about ransomware but still don't think they are a target, according to a survey released Wednesday by OpenText. The overwhelming majority of...

Cyber Security Today, Nov. 15, 2023 – A new ransomware gang emerges, a patching failure was behind a co-ordinated cyber attack on Denmark, and...

This episode reports on the latest ransomware news, why a sophisticated attack on Denmark's critical infrastructure providers was so effective, and more

Moneris says no ‘critical’ data affected in ransomware gang’s attack

Moneris, which runs a payment card data network used by hundreds of thousands of Canadian businesses, says it prevented access to critical data

Cyber Security Today, Nov. 13, 2023 – attack may be widespread, ransomware operator calls it quits, and more

This episode reports on a cyber attack on the operator of ports in Australia, the hack of a reporter's Experian account, the latest data breaches, and more

Toronto Public Library says ‘sensitive’ information may have been copied

Toronto's public library system now says "sensitive information" may have been copied by the ransomware gang that hit the institution. "Based on the ongoing investigation,...

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for the week ending Friday, Nov. 10, 2023

This episode discusses Okta's explanation of a hack, Cloudflare's explanation of a power outage and more

Cyber Security Today, Nov. 10, 2023 – Patch SysAid software fast, how Ukraine’s power system was crippled by Russia and more

This episode reports on a sophisticated OT and IT attack on Ukraine by Russia's Sandworm gang, how failing to patch a firewall fast led to a regulatory fine and more 

Ontario privacy commissioner investigating hospital group ransomware attack

Ontario's privacy commissioner is looking into the ransomware attack that hit five hospitals linked to a common shared IT provider. "Our office is actively investigating...

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