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N.L. cyberattack shows Canada needs national rules to protect personal data: experts

November 18, 2021 Sarah Smellie - THE CANADIAN PRESS

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The cyberattack on Newfoundland and Labrador’s health-care system is yet another urgent signal that Canada needs better rules around protecting personal health information from hackers and needs a unified response plan when health-care services are under

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Expert says N.L. cyberattack worst in Canadian history, deserves federal response

November 5, 2021 Sarah Smellie - THE CANADIAN PRESS

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The cyberattack that knocked down Newfoundland and Labrador’s health system data centres Saturday is a national security issue and should be treated as such by Ottawa, security experts say. David Shipley, chief executive officer of Beauceron

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Suspected cyberattack in N.L. hits ‘brain’ of province’s health care system

November 2, 2021 The Canadian Press

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A suspected cyberattack on Newfoundland and Labrador’s health network has led to the cancellation of thousands of medical appointments across the province and forced some local health systems to revert to paper. The “brain” of the

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As cyberattacks skyrocket, Canada needs to work with – and not hinder – cybersecurity experts

July 30, 2021 The Canadian Press

This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. Authors: Yuan Stevens, Policy Lead on Technology, Cybersecurity and Democracy at

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How much ransom demands are increasing for your cyber clients

July 27, 2021 by Jason Contant

Average ransom demands have increased nearly threefold and smaller companies are experiencing more cyberattacks, according to the results of Coalition Inc.’s latest cyber insurance claims report. From the first half of 2020 to H1 2021, the average ransom demand made

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Manufacturers increasingly targets for ransomware attacks, study finds

May 19, 2021 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – A new report says North American manufacturing companies are increasingly targets for cybercriminal gangs that use malicious software to shut down businesses if they don’t pay a ransom. Research from Toronto-based eSentire says that six known criminal gangs

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Montreal library closes after hacking attack on daycare registration website

May 17, 2021 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – A large library in Montreal will be closed until Tuesday morning in the wake of a hacking attack on Quebec’s public daycare registration website. Quebec’s Treasury Board Secretariat issued a recommendation on Friday evening urging all government bodies

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Cybersecurity experts say Canadian businesses can learn from U.S. pipeline attack

May 13, 2021 David Paddon - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Canada’s two largest pipeline companies say they have taken a proactive approach to avoid the type of cyberattack that has disrupted gasoline supplies in the U.S. Southeast and contributed to higher retail gasoline prices across North America. Hackers

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ICBC says COVID-19 rebate cheques delayed after cyberattack on third party

March 18, 2021 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia says it’s temporarily delaying the delivery of COVID-19 rebate cheques due to a cyberattack on a third-party vendor contracted to provide printing and distribution services. ICBC says in a statement the vendor

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B.C.’s Simon Fraser University reports cyberattack, some personal information exposed

February 18, 2021 The Canadian Press

BURNABY, B.C. – Simon Fraser University says a cyberattack on a school server has exposed personal information. The British Columbia university says in a statement that spreadsheet data on the breached server contained personal information for a number of current

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Cyberattack may have exposed 500,000 files: Saskatchewan privacy commissioner

January 12, 2021 The Canadian Press

REGINA – A report from Saskatchewan’s privacy commissioner says more than 500,000 files with personal information could have been exposed in a ransomware attack on the province’s electronic health information network. The office started an investigation into the December 2019

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Cyber insurance: Most frequent and costly claims revealed

November 24, 2020 by Jason Contant

External attacks on companies result in the most expensive cyber insurance losses, but internal failures like employee mistakes and technical problems are the most frequent generator of claims by number (albeit with a lower financial impact), a new report says.