Cyberattacks

More than half the ransomware attacks in Canada target critical infrastructure

Some of these threat actors can act so effectively because they are backed by foreign states, namely China, Iran and Russia: CSEAhttps://nationalpost.com/news/politics/over-half-of-known-ransomware-attacks-in-canada-targeted-critical-infrastructure-providers-cseChristopher NardiPublishing date:Dec 06, 2021  Article content OTTAWA – There have been 235 known ransomware attacks against Canadian victims to date in 2021, and more than half targeted critical infrastructure providers such as electrical […]

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Joel Trenaman: The Canadian lab that exposed a critical flaw that left Apple devices vulnerable

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/joel-trenaman-the-canadian-lab-that-exposed-a-critical-flaw-that-left-apple-devices-vulnerable Special to National PostPublishing date:Nov 28, 2021   On Nov. 23, Apple announced it is suing a global software developer following a security breach that left its operating systems vulnerable to surveillance. In September, Apple scrambled to issue a protective patch for a reported 1.65 billion devices that were vulnerable to the NSO Group’s notorious Pegasus spyware. […]

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Newfoundland cyberattack an ‘alarm bell’ for Canada

COLIN FREEZEhttps://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-newfoundland-cyberattack-an-alarm-bell-for-canada/ Thousands of medical appointments have been cancelled in Newfoundland and Labrador and authorities are blaming the disruption on unknown hackers who have knocked out one of the province’s most crucial information-technology systems. The suspected cyberattack compromised the data systems the province’s doctors and technicians use to exchange medical records such as X-rays and […]

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Iran’s Raisi says cyberattack on fuel sector designed to ‘make nation angry’

Reuters 2 minute readhttps://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.486.2_en.html#goog_7478502850 seconds of 0 secondsVolume 0%  DUBAI, Oct 27 (Reuters) – A cyberattack which disrupted the sale of heavily subsidised gasoline across the Islamic Republic was designed to create “disorder and disruption”, Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi said on Wednesday. “We need to be equipped and prepared against cyberattacks,” Iranian state media quoted […]

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How cyberattacks threaten our safety and well-being

by Jason Jaskolka, Carleton University https://www.alternet.org/2021/10/cyber-safety/ What would happen if you could no longer use the technological systems that you rely on every day? I’m not talking about your smart phone or laptop computer, but all those systems many of us often take for granted and don’t think about. What if you could not turn on the […]

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Ransomware attacks in UK have doubled in a year, says GCHQ boss

Jeremy Fleming says ransomware is proliferating as it is ‘largely uncontested’ and highly profitable Rajeev Syal Home affairs editorMon 25 Oct 2021 17.05 BST https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/oct/25/ransomware-attacks-in-uk-have-doubled-in-a-year-says-gchq-boss The head of the UK spy agency GCHQ has disclosed that the number of ransomware attacks on British institutions has doubled in the past year. Jeremy Fleming, the director of GCHQ, said locking […]

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Hackers demand $70 million to restore data held by companies hit in ransomware attack

The cybercrime gang broke into an information technology firm Friday, setting off a chain reaction that paralyzed the computers of hundreds of firms worldwideAuthor of the article: Reuters Raphael Satter Publishing date: Jul 05, 2021  • Hackers suspected to be behind a mass extortion attack that affected hundreds of companies worldwide late on Sunday demanded US$70 […]

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A People-Centric Approach to Securing Cyberspace

Candace Rondeaux Friday, May 14, 2021 The internet today is on the brink of reaching a state of entropy, as anyone who tried to fill up the gas tank of their car anywhere along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States this week knows. Nearly a week after a crafty network of cybercriminals penetrated the databases […]

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Ransomware attack disrupts Irish health services

IT systems shut down and some medical appointments cancelled after attempt to access data Rory Carroll Ireland [email protected] 14 May 2021 12.02 BST Ireland’s state health services provider has shut all its IT systems and cancelled some medical appointments after what it described as a “significant ransomware attack” overnight caused widespread disruption. Paul Reid, the Health […]

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The Underbelly of Ransomware Attacks: Local Governments

Local governments are under siege by ransomware. A new set of recommendations released by the Institute for Security + Technology’s Ransomware Task Force seeks to address the problem. Blog Post by Guest Blogger for Net Politics May 10, 2021 12:35 pm (EST) Michael Garcia is the senior policy advisor for Third Way’s National Security program, a 2021 Shawn Brimley […]