Beacon came across a bunch of leaked Spotify account credentials and some sites with tips on how to crack accounts after a single search. Screenshot submitted by Echosec.

Published: April 17th, 2019


Security breach updates: Yahoo triples original number of accounts affected in 2013 leak, Equifax revises downward

We seem to hear about new security breaches every week, but there have been two significant updates to previously announced cyber attacks. Do you want the good news or bad news first? The

Published on: October 4th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

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

Ron Deibert: Internet freedom comes down to a ‘clash of two world views’

For anyone following cybersecurity and digital privacy, 2013 has been a whirlwind. When former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden took the lid off of U.S.’ cybersurveillance activities this past June, unleashing

Published on: December 17th, 2013 Candice So

Privacy Commissioner shouldn’t be in the business of keeping secrets

After some of the most-visited Canadian Web sites gave away our personal information without asking us, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada is choosing to help keep the offending firms’ secret. Apparently the privacy

Published on: September 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson

G20 Summit: Business data security in the 'Zone'

WHAT’S YOUR RISK FACTOR?   The G20 Summit – truly the largest security event in Canada’s history – creates unprecedented challenges to the security of business information in the “zone.” Customer and employee records,

Published on: June 22nd, 2010 ITBusiness Staff