17 Jan 2023

Website of Canadian Liquor Distributor LCBO Infected With Web Skimmer

Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO), a Canadian liquor distributor, has announced that it fell victim to a web skimmer that was injected into its online store. The skimmer was used by malicious actors to steal personal information belonging to customers of the site. LCBO is a major distributor of

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03 Jan 2023

LockBit Hands Ransomware Decryptor to Kids’ Hospital

The prolific LockBit ransomware group has not only apologized to a children’s hospital for conducting a ransomware attack, but has also provided it with a free decryption key. The attack targeted Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) on December 18, 2022. The facility is Canada’s largest pediatric hospital and admitted

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22 Dec 2022

Cyber-Incident Causes System Failures at Canadian Children’s Hospital

A major Canadian pediatric hospital has suffered from a cyberattack that caused outages and several networks to go down. The hospital is based in Toronto, Canada and is known as SickKids. The hospital informed the public of the cyber incident earlier this week via Twitter and confirmed that the situation

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15 Dec 2022

China-Based Hackers Target Amnesty International Canada

Amnesty International Canada reported last week that it had been targeted by a sophisticated hacking group allegedly linked to China. The attack was first spotted on October 5, and Amnesty immediately worked with forensic investigators and cybersecurity pros from Secureworks to investigate the attack and secure its systems. The investigation

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13 Dec 2022

Canada bans crypto leverage and margin trading after FTX collapse

Authorities in Canada are taking measures to better protect Canadian cryptocurrency investors in the aftermath of the FTX collapse and the spreading contagion. The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), the council of Canada’s provincial and territorial securities regulators, on Dec. 13 issued an update to crypto trading platforms operating in the country. The

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30 Nov 2022

Blackboxes Within Blackboxes: Cryptocurrency In Your State Pension

The recent collapse of the global cryptocurrency markets has exposed many previously hidden dangers related to these blackbox investments. Growing secrecy at our nation’s public pensions has turned government retirement plans into blackboxes themselves. Public pension officials have agreed to be kept in the dark about how much they’re poised

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30 Nov 2022

Ransomware Gang Takes Credit for Maple Leaf Foods Hack

The Black Basta ransomware group has claimed responsibility for an attack that occurred earlier this month targeting Maple Leaf Foods. The company experienced outages as a result of the cyberattack despite taking action immediately after identifying the breach. The Canadian packaged meats company has not verified the extent of financial

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28 Nov 2022

Major Canadian Crypto Exchange Coinsquare Says Client Data Breached

Coinsquare, one of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, may have been breached, but the company claims customer assets are “secure in cold storage and are not at risk.” The exchange, which touts itself as “Canada’s trusted platform to securely buy, sell and trade Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more,” emailed customers yesterday to

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08 Nov 2022

Trudeau accuses China of ‘aggressive’ election interference

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has accused China of playing “aggressive games” with democracies and attempting to interfere with Canada’s elections. Canadian intelligence identified a clandestine network of Beijing-backed candidates in recent elections. At least 11 candidates were supported by Beijing in the 2019 federal election.  Global News reported that

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29 Mar 2022

Canada edges closer to F-35 jets deal with Lockheed Martin worth up to $15 billion

Canada has picked Lockheed Martin Corp as the bidder to supply 88 new jets. Procurement Minister Filomena Tassi mentioned Monday that the US company is set to sign the multibillion-dollar contract. Canada has been under pressure to boost their defense spending as the war in Ukraine continues.  Canada has been

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