Exposing SamSam ransomware

Email -- either through spam or spear-phishing -- is one of the most popular ways attackers spread ransomware. That means...

July 31st, 2018 Howard Solomon

The four-step guide to a summer security tune-up for your organization

Like Santa, cybercriminals know when you’ve been sleeping. And according to the latest statistics, they’ve been busier than ever this...

July 27th, 2018 Cindy Baker

Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today – Industrial control systems bugged; websites under attack; Atlanta recovers from ransomware

Over 320 bugs in industrial control system components were discovered by security researchers in the second half of 2017, says...

March 28th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Malspam campaign spreading three varieties of ransomware

After a two-month drop in volume of incidents, the Sigma ransomware is spreading again with an email campaign purportedly from...

March 14th, 2018 Howard Solomon

UK says Russian military to blame for NotPetya malware

The government of Russia has officially been blamed by the U.K. for last year's NotPetya ransomware attack. In a statement...

February 15th, 2018 Howard Solomon

ransomware, blackmail

Ontario PC Party adds ransomware to list of troubles

Following a tumultuous week that saw both its leader and its president resign in the face of allegations of sexual...

January 29th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Ransomware is not going anywhere – so what can your organization do?

Navigating the shifting ransomware landscape continues to distract organizations from their innovation and productivity agenda. New findings from Fortinet’s 2017...

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Ottawa-area consultant pays ransomware with bitcoin – and actually gets his files back

This is a guest contribution by Bill Dunnion, director of the Cyber Resilience Office at Calian Group. Sometimes, your work...

December 18th, 2017 IT World Canada Staff

Canadian SMBs hit by ransomware paid out $5.7 million over 12 months: Survey

Accurate and detailed figures on data breaches in Canada from are hard to come by, so we have to rely...

December 4th, 2017 Howard Solomon