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Desjardins revises data theft impact numbers, says 4.2 million affected

November 1, 2019 Julien Arsenault - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – The Desjardins Group data theft is much more widespread than first thought and actually hit 4.2 million members, the banking co-operative’s chief executive said Friday. Guy Cormier told a news conference the revised number – which represents the

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How this cyber breach defendant got a six-figure cost award

June 13, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Defendants who won a class-action lawsuit were recently awarded $166,000 to reimburse them for legal costs, but the plaintiffs are appealing. Casino Rama, located near Orillia, Ont. was the target of a cyber breach in 2016 by an unknown criminal.

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Help your client overcome the stigma of the “breach” word

April 23, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Managing cyber risk effectively means considering the business objectives and setting rules on who can declare a breach has occurred, speakers told insurance professionals at a recent conference. “There is a big connotation as it relates to the word ‘breach,’”

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Privacy breach hotel faces class action in Canada

December 11, 2018 Tara Deschamps - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Canadians who stayed at Marriott International Inc. and Starwood Canada ULC hotels are taking legal action against the companies following a security breach. At least three proposed class actions have been launched in Toronto and Montreal against the

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Canada Post admits cannabis privacy breach involving online customers

November 7, 2018 Colin Perkel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Canada Post publicly admitted to a privacy breach involving thousands of Ontario’s online cannabis customers on Wednesday after the province’s only outlet for legal recreational marijuana notified clients of the problem. The postal service said in a statement

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The best way to remember the password “&^$$%$&*11GHHffff”

December 14, 2017 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Almost all (99%) of U.S. business professionals surveyed in the third part of Intermedia’s 2017 Data Vulnerability Report admitted to doing at least one potentially dangerous action that increased the likelihood of a workplace data breach. These risky actions included

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Personal and health-related information most desirable breach target, big risk for insurance: KPMG speaker

December 12, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

Data breaches involving personal and health-related information are a “huge risk for those in the insurance industry” given that the shelf-life of the data likely runs as long as the affected individual remains alive, Kevvie Fowler, national leader of cyber