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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


Cowboys Casino hackers dump hundreds of documents with customer payouts, personal information

Personal information along with the gambling habits and payouts of hundreds of patrons of Calgary’s Cowboys Casino have been dumped online by hackers, a year after a massive cyber attack. 678 more words

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New Worm Uses Seven NSA Tools, Five More than WannaCry

Called EternalRocks, this new worm is not yet weaponized
May 22, 2017 20:21 GMT  ·  By Gabriela Vatu  ·  Share:

The world thought WannaCry was the worst thing to happen to computer security, but that’s far from the truth given what security researchers just found out – namely a new worm spreading via SMB using seven NSA tools instead of the two leveraged by WannaCry. 545 more words