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In world of Internet-enabled things, U.S. says security needed

November 16, 2016 Tami Abdollah - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration urged tech companies to make millions of devices safe from hacking, underscoring the risks posed by an increasingly bewildering array of internet-connected products permeating daily life, covering everything from fitness trackers to computers in automobiles.

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Two customers spearhead class action lawsuit against casino over hacking of private data

November 15, 2016 Colin Perkel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Two gamblers who allege their privacy was breached are spearheading a proposed class action against an Ontario casino whose databases were hacked. In a notice of action, they also alleged Monday that Casino Rama, north of Toronto, unjustly

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One in three Americans hacked in the past year, new HSB cyber survey finds

September 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

More than one-third of consumers in the United States experienced a computer virus, hacking incident or other cyberattack in the past 12 months, according to a new survey by Zogby Analytics for The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company

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Lost or stolen devices account for one-quarter of breaches in U.S. financial services sector: study

September 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Lost or stolen devices accounted for one in four breaches in the financial services sector in the United States, according to a recent study from Bitglass, a total data protection company based in Campbell, Calif. The Silicon Valley cloud access

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90% of U.S. businesses experienced hacking incidents in the last year: HSB cyber study

May 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Nine out of ten businesses in the United States have experienced at least one hacking incident in the past year, according to a survey released on Tuesday by The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (HSB), part of Munich

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Class action filed after privacy breach at one Ontario children’s aid office

April 26, 2016 Michelle McQuigge - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – An eastern Ontario children’s aid society is facing a $75 million lawsuit after a cyber attack resulted in a list of client names being stolen and shared on local Facebook groups. At least three dozen people have expressed