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Equifax shares slump after massive data breach that will 'weigh' on brand

By Sweta Singh and Aishwarya Venugopal

Equifax Inc’s shares tumbled 18 per cent on Friday after the provider of consumer credit scores revealed that hackers may have stolen personal details of nearly half of the American adult population in one of the largest data breaches. 318 more words


Police investigating after WestJet rewards program data released online by 'third party'

CALGARY — WestJet says it is working with police and contacting customers after it says some WestJet Rewards member profile data was disclosed online.

The Calgary-based airline says in a news release that the data was released by an unauthorized third party but that none of it contained credit card or banking information. 79 more words


Three out of four energy companies hit by cyber attacks in last year

By Giacomo Tognini

Three out of four oil and natural gas companies fell victim to at least one cyber attack last year as hacking efforts against the industry become more frequent and sophisticated. 364 more words


Child pornography charges laid against Canada Creep suspect

The Calgary man accused in the Canada Creep voyeurism investigation faces more charges.

Jeffrey Williamson, 42, has been charged with possession and accessing child pornography, in addition to the counts of voyeurism and publishing voyeuristic images garnered after his arrest last Tuesday. 152 more words

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Cyberthreat to Canadian elections increasing amid lingering concerns about Russia, spy agency warns

OTTAWA — Canada’s electronic spy agency issued a stark warning Friday that online attempts to influence or undermine the country’s electoral process are on the increase — and steps must be taken to counter the efforts. 800 more words


Book Review: Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker, by Kevin Mitnick.

Mitnick. Kevin Mitnick. You either know this name, or you don’t, and have to look up the wikipedia article on him. The short version, Kevin Mitnick is a computer hacker who spent a great deal of his time using computer science, and social engineering skills to gain access to the local southern California phone company, as well as many well known computer company servers. 824 more words

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'Unlikely to go away': Bank of Canada warns of cyberattack vulnerabilities in financial sector

OTTAWA — Canada’s interconnected banks are vulnerable to a cascading series of cyberattacks that could undermine broad confidence in the financial system, the Bank of Canada warns. 620 more words