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Biggest risk with mass email theft is phishing, malware distribution, NuData Security says following Bell Canada hack

May 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The biggest risk with mass email theft is phishing and malware distribution, the vice president of business development with Vancouver-based NuData Security said in a statement on Wednesday, two days after Bell Canada confirmed an “illegal access” of customer information.

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Battle Ready

March 1, 2017 Ryan Wilson, Chief Technology Officer, Security, Scalar Decisions Inc.

What will it take to win the cyber security war in 2017? Organizations may choose to arm themselves with the strategic approach that has worked for high-performing organizations, including identity management and authentication, web application firewalls and encryption for data at rest.

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Cyber Risk: The Great Unknown

February 10, 2017 Emily Atkins, Editor

Assessing the threat and understanding the consequences of cyber breaches

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Yahoo suffers world’s biggest hack affecting one billion users

December 15, 2016 Michael Liedtke - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO – Yahoo has discovered a 3-year-old security breach that enabled a hacker to compromise more than 1 billion user accounts, breaking the company’s own humiliating record for the biggest security breach in history. The digital heist disclosed Wednesday

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Ontario’s Casino Rama victim of cyberattack affecting customer, employee and vendor information

November 11, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A casino in Ontario announced on Thursday that it “recently became aware that it has been the victim of a cyberattack that resulted in the theft of (past and present) customer, employee and vendor information.” Casino Rama Resort in the

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Network attacks hit a third of executive mobile devices in second quarter of 2016: Skycure

September 27, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Just shy of a third of executive mobile devices were exposed to network attack during the second quarter of 2016 and almost as high a percentage were infected with malware, leaving valuable, sensitive data vulnerable to cyber criminals, notes a

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Password breach could have ripple effects well beyond Yahoo

September 27, 2016 Raphael Satter - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LONDON – As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo’s massive breach to the internet icon, information security experts worry that the record-breaking haul of password data could be used to open locks up and down the web. While

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Report details missed opportunities to stop OPM cyber breach

September 7, 2016 Eric Tucker - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – It was time to purge the hacker from the U.S. government’s computers. After secretly monitoring the hacker’s online movements for months, officials worried he was getting too close to critical information and devised a plan, dubbed “the Big

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VerticalScope, online forum operator, hacked; says it’s beefing up security

June 20, 2016 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – VerticalScope, a Toronto-based company that operates hundreds of websites and online forums, was the victim of a hacker earlier this year who stole millions of user records. “We believe that any potential breach is limited to user names,

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LinkedIn confirms 2012 hack exposed 117M user passwords

May 20, 2016 The Associated Press

NEW YORK – LinkedIn said Wednesday that a 2012 breach resulted in more than 100 million of its users’ passwords being compromised – vastly more than previously thought. The business social network said that it believes to be true a