After suffering huge data breach Equifax tells Canadians they’re not doing enough to protect their data

Equifax, the company that two U.S. Congressional investigations accused of having poor cyber security after suffering a huge data breach...

March 14th, 2019 Howard Solomon

Stolen unencrypted NWT laptop held sensitive health information: News report

Encrypting data isn't cheap, nor is it necessarily easy. However, as the case of a laptop stolen in Ottawa last...

February 26th, 2019 Howard Solomon

Nova Scotia privacy commissioner blames government department for data breaches

A "serious lack of security testing" of Nova Scotia's new freedom of information website was one of the main factors that...

January 15th, 2019 Howard Solomon

Hashtag Trending - podcast banner

Hashtag Trending: Germany loses iPhones; AI predicts alzheimer’s; Marriott admits passport numbers hacked

Apple pulls iPhone models in Germany, artificial intelligence can predict alzheimer’s and Marriott gives more detail on data hack.  ...

January 7th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Data Breach Graphic

Marriott admits 5.25 million unencrypted passport numbers were included in breach

Marriott Hotels admitted today that as many as  5.25 million unencrypted passport numbers were included a huge hack of the company's...

January 4th, 2019 Howard Solomon

Data Breach Graphic

Credit card data stolen from thousands of Canadians

As many as 6,000 people who paid parking tickets online through the Saint John, N.B. municipal website may have had...

December 19th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Congress report: Equifax breach ‘entirely preventable,’ blames ‘culture of cyber security complacency’

The massive 2017 breach of credit reporting company Equifax was "entirely preventable," according to a staff report of a U.S....

December 11th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Data Breach Graphic

Canadian flower-ordering website hacked over four years

The Canadian website of a flower-ordering service has acknowledged that personal information including credit card numbers of an unspecified number...

December 4th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Data Breach Graphic

Personal information of 100 million Quora users impacted by breach

What companies were among the biggest victims of hacks in 2018? Quora, the question and answer website. The California-based company...

December 4th, 2018 Howard Solomon