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Not enough cyber security talent in Canada, Deloitte reports

A new report by Deloitte said that Canada is severely lacking cyber security talent , and shortage of talent is not being addressed enough by universities and colleges. Deloitte says that demand for cyber security professionals is climbing up by a rate of 7% annually with 5,000 of roles expected to be filled by 2021. … Continue reading Not enough cyber security talent in Canada, Deloitte reports

Hackers Might Be Listening to Your Phone

This might not come as a surprise to many people but your phone (well more accurately your office VoiP phone) might have been hacked and hackers on the other side of the world are listening in. Many VoIP office phones (sold by such online stores as www.VoIPGizmos.ca in Canada) and produced by such companies such … Continue reading Hackers Might Be Listening to Your Phone

Loblaw’s Loyalty PC Points Stolen After a Hack

Go check your PC points account,¬†loyalty program operated by Canadian retail conglomerate Loblaw Companies,¬† you might have been the latest victim of a hack conducted by hackers over the last few months. According to CBC, many stolen points ended up being redeemed for products at Loblaws stores in Quebec even though PC points users saying … Continue reading Loblaw’s Loyalty PC Points Stolen After a Hack

Bell Canada Hacked, User Data Breached

Bell Canada is alerting its users that it was hacked and user data was taken. It said that hackers have accessed the customer personal information. Media reports that potentially as many as 100,000 users are affected by this data breach. Bell Canada did not confirm the exact number as of yet. Anyone else get this … Continue reading Bell Canada Hacked, User Data Breached

Alberta MacEwan University Loses $11.8m to Hackers

University employees were fooled by phishing email asking them to change banking information for one of their main vendors. MacEwan University blames admin error for losing $11.8m dollars. They said no safeguards were in place before. University says now more than 1 person would be required to change any banking information so this does not … Continue reading Alberta MacEwan University Loses $11.8m to Hackers

Major Canadian Company Pays $425k To Hackers

We have learned that major Canadian firm paid $425k in Bitcoin money to unlock their servers from ransomware attack. Their live servers were locked as well as their backup. The name of the company can not be published at this time due to confidentiality agreement. Ransomware is a type of malicious software from cryptovirology that … Continue reading Major Canadian Company Pays $425k To Hackers