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

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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

Warning issued for ransomware outbreak

Infosec leaders should be warning employees of opening email with the headers "Scanned from ..." one of  Canon/Epson/HP/Lexmark because the...

November 27th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Bad Rabbit ransomware site up only for six hours

CISOs are holding their breath and hoping that the latest ransomware strain being detected in Eastern Europe and Russia isn't...

October 25th, 2017 Howard Solomon

WannaCry alert a ‘blessing in disguise’ for Ontario city

There aren’t many infosec pros who would call last spring’s frantic alerts about the global spread of WannaCry ransomware a...

October 25th, 2017 Howard Solomon