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Depending on whose statistics you trust, cybercrime will cost the world almost $10 Trillion* in 2024 and 91% of breaches start with phishing. Weaponized email attacks are notoriously difficult to identify because they use social engineering, fear and urgency to trigger an impulsive reaction. Read More
Has Meta’s Pixel Tracking Gone Too Far?
Picture a high school student who wants to go to college, likes to cheer on her school’s football team, and plays in a sport or two herself… Although she surfed the internet in the privacy of her home, Facebook saw much of what she did. Read More
School Boards Desperately Need Cyberattack Response Plans
Tali Laham Wilner didn’t do much of anything after she got to school on Nov. 9. Not because she didn’t want to, but because there was a network outage throughout the York Region District School Board. Read More
Parents Must be Aware of Their Childrens Activity Online
Police in Prince George, B.C., are warning about the dangers of sexual extortion after the suicide of a 12-year-old boy in their community. Investigators have since determined his actions were in response to online sextortion, according to an RCMP news release. Police are still working to identify a suspect. Read More
When Will Ottawa Take Cybersecurity Threats Seriously?
Five of six recommendations to tackle a “high-risk” municipal cybersecurity issue are now about a year overdue. Auditor general Nathalie Gougeon said her office has made 438 recommendations on a range of issues to city management since 2018. Read More
Investigation Launched Into Multi-Decade Data Breach
Canada’s privacy commissioner has launched an investigation into a cyberattack targeting private companies that help relocate military, federal police and foreign service members across the country and around the world. Read More