Equifax wants the lawsuits connected to its 2017 data breach dismissed

Equifax Inc. wants the lawsuits connected to its 2017 data breach dismissed, arguing that the breach caused no injuries and that it has no obligation to secure its data, which spans millions of

Published on: July 25th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Cost of Canadian data breaches continues to rise, says study

The average cost of data breaches at Canadian companies is going up, it’s taking them longer to detect breaches and longer to contain them, new data suggests. The numbers are contained in the

Published on: July 11th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Millennials to blame for data breaches too, Shred-it claims

Millennials have been blamed for killing many fine and decent things - ranging from products to hobbies to entire industries - and now you can add data protection to the list of casualties

Published on: July 5th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Only 40% of Canadian firms surveyed have data breach response procedures

Half of Canadian executives say they have low or no concerns about a potential breach involving their own business, a new survey for the federal privacy commissioner has found. The survey of 1,014 Canadian senior

Published on: June 4th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Former Yahoo owner fined $35 million USD over massive data breach

Altaba, the legal entity that used to oversee Yahoo Inc.'s search engine and email service, has agreed to pay a $35 million fine from an American regulator for failing to disclose to investors

Published on: April 25th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Hashtag Trending – Theranos CEO settles fraud charges; former Equifax CIO charged with insider trading; big tech remembers Stephen Hawking

Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes settles the fraud charges against her company. The former CIO of Equifax has been charged with insider trading. And tech giants including Microsoft, Google, and Apple remember

Published on: March 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

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