Some Ontario beer chain outlets forced to use cash-only after cyber attack

Some of Ontario's 450 industry-owned retail beer outlets known as The Beer Store have been forced to accept only cash for sales after a cyber attack. On Thursday morning, the company put out

Published on: March 26th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Cybersecurity risks at the World Cup – Tech in Sports Ep. 48

All the latest sports tech news of the week, including World Cup predictions, ticket purchasing through Snapchat, ball tracking at the US Open, and more! Plus, we spoke with Alexis Dorais-Joncas, a security intelligence

Published on: June 18th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

When the cyber criminals come calling, how fast can you shut the door?

A strong security strategy has never been more important, but it should also include effective post-breach tools to limit potential damage, according to a recent study. The study by Forrester Consulting found that

Published on: February 21st, 2018 Microsoft Canada

Cyber security a growing concern to Canadians

Canadians are more concerned about cyber security than they were in 2016. According to the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) latest Internet Factbook, 75 per cent of Canadians are worried about the threat of

Published on: December 5th, 2017 Alex Coop

Top 5 high-profile cyber security breaches that have affected millions

With advances in technology, cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated and more frequent than ever before. In fact, industry experts now agree that there are two types of organizations in today’s world, those

Published on: December 18th, 2014 Robert Cordray

Going to Sochi? How to avoid an Olympic hack attack

With thousands of athletes, officials and spectators descending on Sochi, Russia for the Winter Olympic Games, that’s a lot of laptops, tablets and mobile devices. And a tempting target for cyber criminals, and

Published on: February 11th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

DDoS attacks now coming from mobile apps, Prolexic report says

Hackers are now using mobile apps to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against enterprise clients, according to a new report from Prolexic Technologies Inc., a security solutions provider focused on protecting

Published on: January 14th, 2014 Candice So

Toronto’s top-notch ICT cluster [infographic]

Forget about claiming the title of 'Silicon Valley North.' Toronto is a high tech eco-system unto itself and one of the leaders in North America when it comes to supporting innovative firms. From

Published on: November 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson

China-based hackers hit Bay Street law firms

The Toronto offices of several Canadian law firms handling a $40 billion potash deal were targeted by hackers believed to be based in China, according to a report by Bloomberg Businessweek. The report

Published on: February 3rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian SMBs get serious about protecting information

Canadian small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are taking more serious measures to protect digital information after suffering data loss or cyber attacks over the past year, a new survey shows.Businesses with 10 to

Published on: July 14th, 2010 Brian Jackson

U.S. “woefully unprepared” for a cyber catastrophe

A crystal-clear denouement of U.S readiness to combat threats in cyberspace came at a hearing held March 10 by the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security. After about an hour of listening to

Published on: April 28th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

SMBs lulled into false sense of online security

A majority of small to medium-size businesses in North America mistakenly assume that they are too low a target for cyber crooks, but a new survey indicates that the sector is in fact

Published on: July 24th, 2008 Nestor Arellano