All 1.7 million Air Canada app users must reset password after breach

Although Air Canada says that a data breach discovered last week only affects 20,000 of its mobile app accounts -...

August 30th, 2018 Brian Jackson

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Cyber Security Today – U.S. healthcare institution stung, patch your MikroTik router and update Drupal

A phishing email leads to a health data breach, MikroTik routers need an update, and so does Drupal. Another big...

August 7th, 2018 Howard Solomon

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Hashtag Trending: Car makers exposed; Should Amazon replace libraries?; is thinner better?

A bunch of data belonging to car manufacturers gets exposed, Forbes thinks Amazon should replace libraries, and is our pursuit...

August 3rd, 2018 Alex Coop

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Reddit breach shows limits of SMS-based two-factor authentication

The announcement today from Reddit that some of its systems were comprised even though they were protected with two-factor authentication...

August 1st, 2018 Howard Solomon

Equifax wants the lawsuits connected to its 2017 data breach dismissed

Equifax Inc. wants the lawsuits connected to its 2017 data breach dismissed, arguing that the breach caused no injuries and...

July 25th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

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Ontario home healthcare provider hacked, attacker wants money ‘for telling them how to fix their security’

The attacker would like to portray itself as providing a service, but ransom and blackmail are better words. CBC News...

July 17th, 2018 Howard Solomon

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Prepare for PIPEDA: Prioritize, protect, and pray

You wake up at 2 a.m. to your phone's red alert alarm going off - your system has suffered a...

July 16th, 2018 IT World Canada Team

BMO, CIBC extortion threat shows evolution in cyber crime

The apparent attempt by hackers to extort two Canadian banks for millions of dollars is another sign of the ever-changing...

May 30th, 2018 Howard Solomon


Canadian sentenced to five years for helping Russia hack email of targets

A U.S. judge has given a five-year prison sentence to Canadian Karim Baratov for his role in helping Russians hack Yahoo...

May 29th, 2018 Howard Solomon