Cybersafety Sentinel April 2022 Week 5

Claudiu’s Top Post

“You will be paid if you would like”. A month after most members of #extortion group #LAPSUS$ (aka Dev-0537) were arrested, three key lessons learned from this group of persistent teenagers remain as simple as they are effective. Read More.

Preventing Cyber Espionage

OTTAWA — New measures to ensure Canada doesn’t export sensitive technology to foreign adversaries are among the changes being eyed by Ottawa to bolster the country’s economic security. Read More.

Recruiting for the Cyber Workforce

The federal government has pledged nearly a billion dollars to strengthen its cybersecurity capabilities — but even the security agency tasked with the bulk of that work acknowledges that recruitment is challenging. Read More.

App Age Enforcement

Every day, children and youth access mobile app stores to download games, social media, and other online services that open them up to potential risk. As such, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) conducted a child safety analysis of the two largest mobile app stores—Apple’s App Store and Google Play—which looked at how, and if, Apple and Google are enforcing app age ratings on their mobile app stores for two groups: children under 13, and youth 13-17. The resulting research led to many findings that raise significant concerns for the protection of children/youth online, and for families who use age ratings to gauge safety. Read More.

Digital Estate Planning

More Canadians are likely faced with the task of deciding what to do with their digital estate once they’re gone, whether that means protecting their cryptocurrency or leaving their social media accounts in someone else’s hands. Read More.

TikTok Live Cybersafety Issues

Livestreams on the social media app are a popular place for men to lurk and for young girls — enticed by money and gifts — to perform sexually suggestive acts. Read More.

Weibo Tackles Bad Behaviour

Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter, told users on Thursday it would start to publish their IP locations on their account pages and when they post comments, in a bid to combat “bad behaviour” online. Read More.

Ridiculous FOI Request Extension

The federal information watchdog says the Justice Department should not have told an MP it would take six years to respond to his request for documents about plans to ensure online platforms remove harmful images. Read More.

Health Info Privacy Breach in PEI

A man who says he was the first person on Prince Edward Island to be hospitalized for COVID-19 is suing Health P.E.I. for breach of privacy. According to a civil suit filed in P.E.I. Supreme Court, information about the man’s medical condition, including the fact that he is HIV-positive, was leaked by a hospital employee and published by Island blogger and political activist Kevin Arsenault. Read More.