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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

BMO, CIBC victims of cyber breach, attackers demand $1 million from each in cryptocurrency

Canadian banks rarely acknowledge they've been involved in a cyber security incident. On Monday two of the country's biggest retail...

May 28th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Former Yahoo owner fined $35 million over massive data breach

Altaba, the legal entity that used to oversee Yahoo Inc.'s search engine and email service, has agreed to pay a...

April 25th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Data breach of 48 million records was scraped from public social network pages

A data breach of 48 million personal records first revealed to a House of Commons committee was caused by an error...

April 18th, 2018 Brian Jackson

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Final federal data breach notification regulations released

Ottawa has released the final version of its data breach notification regulations, which confirms that companies covered by federal privacy...

April 18th, 2018 Howard Solomon

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Hashtag Trending – Paypal going after traditional banks, Facebook’s continued problems, China’s dystopian ranking system

PayPal is moving closer to “mainstream banking”, Facebook suspends another data analytics firm for using tactics like Cambridge Analytica, and...

April 10th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

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Canadian victims in huge Saks breach likely swiped payment cards, says expert

Payment card users at three Canadian stores of high-end retailer Saks Fifth Avenue may have been victimized in a huge...

April 3rd, 2018 Howard Solomon

Canada’s Privacy Commissioner wants answers from Facebook regarding Cambridge Analytica data breach

Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien issued a statement to CTV News and other media yesterday saying that it plans...

March 20th, 2018 Brian Jackson

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Uber argument that data theft wouldn’t be a risk to users is a warning, says consumer group

Uber's refusal to notify Alberta users of the ride sharing service that their personal data had been stolen until ordered by...

March 13th, 2018 Howard Solomon