Ontario PC Party adds ransomware to list of troubles

Following a tumultuous week that saw both its leader and its president resign in the face of allegations of sexual misconduct, the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party may now face a cyber security crisis.

Published on: January 30th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Data breach at Bell Canada, most Android apps aren’t ready for GDPR

Bell Canada suffers a data breach, more than half of Android apps don't follow the new EU data protection regulations, and Elon Musk isn’t getting paid unless Tesla is massively successful. First from

Published on: January 24th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Bell acknowledges data breach

Bell Canada has acknowledged hackers have accessed personal information of what it has told CBC News are less than 100,000 customers. The telco says information accessed included names, email addresses, account user names

Published on: January 23rd, 2018 Howard Solomon

Canadians still don’t know if they are among 57 million victims of Uber breach

As the ramifications of Uber’s stunning admission it hid from the public that hackers made off in 2016 with personal information on 57 million riders and drivers around the world are still shaking

Published on: November 23rd, 2017 Howard Solomon

Equifax CEO retires in wake of breach

Equifax CEO Richard Smith has become the latest casualty of the company’s huge and mis-handled data breach. The company announced this morning that Smith has joined the CIO and CISO in leaving the

Published on: September 26th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Equifax CIO, CSO retire after breach disclosed

Senior officials at many organizations are able to escape the fallout from data breaches, at least publicly. However, when the breach reaches a certain size some firms have to show the public they're

Published on: September 18th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Equifax breach could cost hundreds of millions of dollars, Forrester analyst says

The Equifax data breach could cost the international credit rating company hundreds of millions of dollars in direct damages, says an industry analyst who just wrote a report on calculating the costs of

Published on: September 11th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Do you Yahoo? 500M affected by new hack

The hits keep coming for beleaguered search engine icon Yahoo Inc. - and not the good kind. On Thursday, the company revealed that what it called a "state-sponsored actor" stole personal information from

Published on: September 23rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

New data breach notification standards should be flexible, adaptive, ITAC says

As Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) prepares to release a second version of the country’s new data breach notification standards this fall, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) hopes the

Published on: August 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Data breaches, social media gaffes among top tech and legal business risks for 2015: BLG

As much as tech can present a lot of business opportunities, it can also create a lot of pitfalls for organizations. That’s according to Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLP, a Canadian law firm with

Published on: December 17th, 2014 Candice So

Hackers increasingly targeting cloud providers, not consumer devices

Rather than going after your smartphone, more and more cybercriminals will simply seek out cloud providers for their collections of consumer and corporate data – all at a faster rate than before, putting

Published on: December 15th, 2014 Dave Yin

2015 predictions by Candice So, staff writer at ITBusiness.ca

In the year 2015... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9SrVBoemmY Canadian marketers will become more involved with programmatic ad buying, and they will stop perceiving it as limited to real-time bidding for cheap ad inventory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX8nBYhp_tk We will

Published on: December 12th, 2014 Candice So

Credit cards, healthcare data on hackers’ hit list for 2015: Experian

It seems like there were headlines highlighting yet another data breach almost every week in 2014. Bad news for sure, and what’s worse is that we haven’t heard the last of them yet.

Published on: December 4th, 2014 Candice So

Preventing data breaches doesn’t seem like a top priority for some businesses: Trustwave report

Businesses and consumers alike have been hearing about data breaches for months now. With that in mind, securing customer data should be a top priority, and most businesses will say it is –

Published on: December 3rd, 2014 Candice So