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‘Foreseeable’ cyberattack on N.L. health network hit majority of province: report

May 29, 2023 The Canadian Press

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A new report says the cyberattack that temporarily knocked down Newfoundland and Labrador’s health-care IT systems in October 2021 was foreseeable and almost inevitable.  The 115-page report from the office of the province’s privacy commissioner concludes

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Northwest Territories government spent $716,000 to address cybersecurity breach

April 13, 2023 The Canadian Press

YELLOWKNIFE – The Northwest Territories government says it spent $716,000 to address a cyberattack in November. It says it signed two work orders under existing contracts to help with containment, investigation and response efforts. The territory says the cybersecurity threat

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Cyberattack hits Canadian engineering giant with contracts for military bases, power plants

March 9, 2023 Lee Berthiaume - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – A Canadian engineering giant whose work involves critical military, power and transportation infrastructure across the country has been hit with a ransomware attack. Toronto-based Black & McDonald has so far refused to publicly comment on the cyberattack, while

Indigo refuses to pay ransom following cyberattack
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Indigo refuses to pay ransom, warns stolen employee data may be posted to dark web

March 2, 2023 Brett Bundale - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Canada’s biggest bookstore chain has warned employees that data stolen in a cyberattack may be posted on the so-called dark web after it refused to pay a ransom demand, Indigo Books & Music Inc. said Thursday. The retailer’s network was

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Indigo cyberattack highlights mounting prevalence, sophistication of hackers: Experts 

February 13, 2023 Brett Bundale - THE CANADIAN PRESS

A cybersecurity incident stretching into its fifth day at Indigo Books & Music Inc. has illuminated the increasing risk of cyberattacks on Canadian companies and consumers, experts say.   The ongoing outage of the bookstore’s website serves as a warning of

Toronto's hospital for sick children suffers ransomware attack.
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Hospital for Sick Children says most systems back after ransomware attack

January 9, 2023 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto says most of its priority systems are back after a ransomware attack affected its operations. Dr. Ronald Cohn, president and CEO of SickKids, says in a release Thursday that about 80

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Ransomware group apologizes, says ‘partner’ was behind SickKids attack

January 3, 2023 Jordan Omstead - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – A global ransomware operator issued an apology and offered to unlock the data targeted in a ransomware attack on Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, a move cybersecurity experts say is rare, if not unprecedented, for the infamous group.

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Sobeys parent company says cyberattack expected to cost $25M after insurance

December 19, 2022 Brett Bundale - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Sobeys parent company Empire Co. Ltd. has shared new details on a cyberattack that shut down its pharmacy services and other in-store functions last month. The security breach in early November left customers unable to fill prescriptions for four days,

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Cannabis producer says B.C. strike, cyberattack could cause $3 million revenue loss

September 21, 2022 Tara Deschamps - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it could take a revenue hit of up to $3 million because of a cyberattack that downed Ontario’s pot distributor and a strike that halted deliveries to B.C. marijuana stores. Glen Ibbott, the Edmonton-based cannabis company’s

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Before paying a ransom, hacked companies should consider their ethics and values

August 18, 2022 The Canadian Press

Michael Parent, Professor, Management Information Systems, Simon Fraser University – THE CONVERSATION   The recent cyberattacks in August on Bombardier Recreational Products and the Ontario Cannabis Store highlight the continuing scourge of cyber criminals and ransomware. Ransomware is a piece

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Ski-Doo maker ramping up operations after cyberattack forced suspension

August 16, 2022 The Canadian Press

VALCOURT, Que. – BRP Inc. says it is ramping up production at four of its factories after a cyberattack brought its operations to a halt earlier this month. The Ski-Doo and Sea-Doo maker says manufacturing sites in Valcourt, Que., Sturtevant,

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BRP operations to remain frozen until next week after cyberattack shutdown

August 12, 2022 The Canadian Press

VALCOURT, Que. – Work at BRP Inc. factories will likely stay at a standstill until next week after a cyberattack that the Sea-Doo maker reported Monday. “Our teams continue working around the clock to resolve the situation and have made