• Adopt ‘heightened’ vigilance on reports of Russia-linked hacks over Ukraine aid: CSE centre
    In particular, the cyber agency is warning Canadian organizations to be on their guard given reports of distributed denial of service attacks from Russian-linked actors.
    Jan 26
  • Amendments to final multi-year budget voted on at London, Ont. city hall 
    Councillors debated issues including tree planting, the Humane Society of London & Middlesex and snow removal along sidewalks in a seven-hour meeting Thursday.
    Jan 26
  • Google laying off 12,000 workers as tech sector job cuts expand
    Google is laying off 12,000 workers, becoming the latest tech company to trim staff after rapid expansions during the COVID-19 pandemic have worn off.
    Jan 20
  • LCBO continues to investigate cybersecurity incident; site and mobile app still down
    The provincial Crown corporation says in a brief statement on Wednesday that its website and mobile app remain unavailable.
    Jan 11
  • ‘Malicious code’ embedded on LCBO site, customer data may be compromised
    The provincial Crown corporation had said Wednesday that it was investigating a cybersecurity incident that knocked out its website and mobile app -- both are now operating again.
    Jan 12
  • Why are there so many cyberattacks lately? An explainer on the rising trend
    'They're increasing across western democracies,' Finlay says. 'This is a serious problem, a serious challenge, that is becoming increasingly severe.'
    Jan 13
  • Cyber criminals may use new techniques, state sponsored threats to lure Canadians: agency
    The report says ransomware attacks, in which digital files are held hostage until a fee is paid, are almost certainly the most disruptive form of cybercrime facing Canadians.
    Oct 28, 2022
  • Ottawa willing to find ways to ‘improve’ maligned cybersecurity bill, minister says
    Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino said the bill introduced last year will ensure Canada has the defences needed to address the many online threats to national security.
    Jan 10
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  • National Defence looking at potential ‘impacts’ after cyberattack on military contractor
    CMC Electronics, who has worked with the Canadian Armed Forces for years, recently notified DND of a “cyber breach related incident” reportedly from sophisticated ransomware group.
    Jun 9, 2022
  • Canada’s auditor general to release reports on homelessness, cybersecurity
    Other reports being released Tuesday will focus on emergency management in First Nations communities and Arctic waters surveillance.
    Nov 15, 2022
  • Sobeys data breach serves as wake up call for industry: expert
    Provincial privacy watchdogs in Quebec and Alberta say they have received data breach reports from Sobeys, which has been dealing with "IT system" issues for much of the past week.
    Nov 11, 2022
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  • Received a spam text recently? Here’s what you should know
    Spam texting is on the rise and as technology gets more sophisticated they're expected to increase in frequency, experts say.
    Feb 23, 2022
  • SickKids reports cybersecurity incident, affecting some phone lines and web pages
    Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children says it's responding to a cybersecurity incident affecting some of its phone lines, web pages and clinical systems.
    Dec 20, 2022
  • Global Affairs Canada suffers ‘cyber attack’ amid Russia-Ukraine tensions: sources
    Security and government sources describe the multi-day network disruption at Canada’s foreign affairs department as a “hack” as Ottawa stands by Ukraine.
    Jan 24, 2022
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  • SLGA investigation states cybersecurity attack compromised 40,000 people
    The personal information of roughly 40,000 individuals was compromised during a privacy breach of the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority during December 2021.
    Nov 24, 2022
  • Uber probing ‘cybersecurity incident’ after report of breach
    A person, claiming responsibility for the hack, told the New York Times that he had sent a text message to an Uber employee claiming to be a corporate IT person.
    Sep 16, 2022
  • Calgary consumer questions SkipTheDishes security after ‘account takeover’
    A SkipTheDishes customer in Calgary is questioning how her personal and financial information was used to place three orders in Montreal.
    Jan 26, 2021
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  • BlackBerry sees revenue dip as cybersecurity sales stall, warns of challenges ahead
    The Canadian technology company said revenue from the cybersecurity business would remain flat in the first half of 2023, but grow in the latter half of the year.
    Dec 20, 2022
  • Westmount target of a cyberattack, city says it’s not ‘immune to this sad reality’
    In a statement, the city wrote the attack has affected several of the administration's servers which lead to a computer outage.   
    Nov 21, 2022
  • What is PRISM? A cyber-surveillance explainer
    Canadians using services from any one of nine Internet titans may have had their personal information scrutinized by the U.S. National Security Agency for years.
    Jun 7, 2013
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  • Peterborough, Northumberland, Haliburton paramedics report cyberattack on patient software
    According to both counties, it received notification from software developer ESO about a cybersecurity incident on their software which captures patient data.
    Nov 17, 2022