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Ont. PC Leader Doug Ford hammered over alleged data theft

Posted 21 May 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

SAULT STE MARIE, Ont. — The rookie leader of Ontario’s poll-leading Progressive Conservatives came under concerted attack on Saturday over allegations his candidates for next month’s election might have used stolen data to further their cause.


Ford accepted candidate resignation after learning of theft of personal info

Posted 17 May 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

TORONTO — Doug Ford says he accepted the resignation of a Progressive Conservative candidate after learning of allegations about the theft of 60,000 people’s personal information.


Highway 407 investigating "inside theft of data," no banking info taken

Posted 17 May 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

TORONTO — The company that operates a major toll road in southern Ontario says the personal information of roughly 60,000 people was stolen from its offices “some time over the past 12 months.”


Mexico acknowledges banks were hacked, losses unknown

Posted 16 May 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

MEXICO CITY — Mexico established a one-day waiting period on electronic money transfers of over $2,500 in the wake of a hacking attack that may have taken as much as $20 million from several Mexican banks.


MPs warned of ‘surveillance capitalism’ by big, foreign data harvesting firms

Posted 10 May 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

OTTAWA — Lawmakers delving into the Facebook data scandal are hearing experts call for substantial regulatory upgrades to protect the privacy of Canadians — as well as warn of democratic and economic risks posed by foreign companies motivated by “s…


Privacy experts: EU changes will help consumers indirectly, push Canada to follow

Posted 4 May 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

TORONTO — The European Union’s new privacy protection rules are being described as a game-changing new standard that’s already being felt in Canada as companies with transatlantic operations get ready for the sweeping changes that come into effect la…


Twitter finds security bug, advises changing passwords

Posted 4 May 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter is advising all users to change their passwords.


Three keys to being GDPR compliant

Posted 26 April 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

We’re less than a month away from the enforcement of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect on May 25. If businesses haven’t taken the necessary steps to comply with the rules already, they co…


IBM survey finds deep consumer anxiety over data privacy and security

Posted 26 April 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

According to a new survey, 78 per cent of U.S. respondents say a company’s ability to keep their data private is “extremely important” and only 20 per cent “completely trust” organizations they interact with to maintain the privacy of their d…


Ottawa’s new privacy rules give businesses flexibility on data breach reporting

Posted 20 April 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

TORONTO — Federal data breach regulations set to take effect Nov. 1 will require mandatory reporting of security breaches that pose a “real risk of significant harm,” but give businesses flexibility about how that’s done.


SNC-Lavalin and Carleton University partner to protect critical infrastructure

Posted 16 April 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

SNC-Lavalin recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Carleton University to co-operate on protecting critical infrastructures — a priority for power utilities as the industry increasingly depends on network interconnectivity and smart…


Halifax police make arrest in breach of N.S. freedom of information website

Posted 11 April 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

Halifax police have arrested a suspect after the Nova Scotia government’s freedom-of-information disclosure web portal was breached.


IBM X-Force report: fewer records breached in 2017

Posted 10 April 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

IBM Security recently announced the results from the 2018 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index, which found the number of records breached dropped nearly 25 per cent in 2017, as cybercriminals shifted their focus on launching ransomware.


Data of 620,000 Canadians improperly shared with consulting firm: Facebook

Posted 4 April 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

OTTAWA — Facebook says the data of more than 620,000 Canadians was likely shared improperly with a political consulting company that is at the centre of an international uproar over the use of social-media information for political purposes.


Edmonton university recovers bulk of money lost in phishing attack

Posted 4 April 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

EDMONTON — An Alberta university which revealed last summer that it had been defrauded of $11.8 million in a so-called phishing attack says it has recovered more than 90 per cent of the funds.