Forbid paying criminals to end ransomware, says cybersecurity vendor

An anti-malware firm is calling on governments to forbid organizations from paying ransoms to recover stolen data after suspicions that...

September 22nd, 2020 Howard Solomon

Ontario nurses’ governing body hit by ransomware attack

The College of Nurses of Ontario has acknowledged suffering an undefined cyber incident after personal information on some of the...

September 18th, 2020 Howard Solomon

New ransomware group claims to have hit Canadian corporate giant

A new ransomware group says a Toronto-based billion-dollar company is allegedly one of its first victims of a new ransomware...

August 21st, 2020 Howard Solomon

Threat group posts files allegedly from Canadian military college

A threat group spreading a ransomware variant dubbed DoppelPaymer has started published copies of files apparently copied last month from...

August 19th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Finding a perfect-fit ransomware solution for SMBs

Until recently “ransomware” was largely considered a buzzword, a distant threat — something you read about, thought about, and then...

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LifeLabs faulted by Ontario, B.C. privacy commissioners for huge data breach

The privacy commissioners of Ontario and British Columbia say the country's largest medical laboratories failed to protect the personal health...

June 26th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Toronto accounting firm hit by ransomware

A Toronto chartered accounting firm is trying to recover after a recent ransomware attack that saw some of its data...

June 16th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Restructuring of IT infrastructure to take ‘several months’ after ransomware attack, says eHealth Saskatchewan

Five months after a ransomware attack locked the computer systems storing confidential medical data of Saskatchewan residents, eHealth Saskatchewan says...

June 11th, 2020 Alex Coop

Canadian firm apparently victim of new ransomware tactic: Auctioning stolen data

A Canadian agricultural services company is apparently among the first victims of a new strategy in ransomware: Auctioning stolen data...

June 3rd, 2020 Howard Solomon