Cybersafety Sentinel June 2023 Week 4

Claudiu’s Top Post

Why would anyone want to gain access to your company’s ChatGPT accounts? Because they know that in the absence of regulation and policy enforcement, users are likely to enter sensitive information, intellectual property details, #personal data and strategically important information. Read More

Safety Bill for Social Media Data Access

Online safety experts will struggle to sound the alarm about harmful content if landmark legislation does not allow independent researchers to access data from social media platforms, campaigners have warned. The government is being urged to adopt amendments to the online safety bill enabling researchers to access platform data in order to monitor harmful material. Read More

Breaches Double Among Canadian Businesses

A new report has found that the number of successful cybersecurity breaches has more than doubled for Canadian businesses in the past year, despite a downward trend in cyberattacks overall. Released on June 13 by CDW Canada, in partnership with International Data Corp. Canada, the report is based on a survey of more than 500 people involved in IT security, risk and compliance. Read More

Hackers Demand $4.5M

Reddit’s month may be going from bad to worse. Hackers from the BlackCat ransomware gang, also known as ALPHV, are threatening to leak 80 gigabytes of confidential data from Reddit that they claim to have stolen during a February breach, according to a post from the group on the dark web, which was reviewed by CNN and an independent cybersecurity expert. Read More

2 Apprehended in CoWIN Data Leak

A man was arrested and a juvenile was apprehended from Bihar in connection with their involvement in the alleged data leak from CoWIN portal. The man is alleged to have used a Telegram app to leak the data, they added. There have been claims about a breach of data of citizens registered on the CoWIN platform, and opposition parties have asked the government to take deterrent action. Read More

Nova Scotia’s Outdated Privacy Laws Need Overhaul

A report released Wednesday says Nova Scotia’s freedom of information and protection of privacy laws are still out of date and in need of an overhaul. Information and Privacy Commissioner Tricia Ralph said in the report that her department, which oversees resolving formal requests from the public for information from government, needs more staff and stronger laws to do its job effectively. Read More