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Internet, Science and Technology, Society

LifeLabs pays ransom after cyberattack exposes information of 15M customers

The Canadian laboratory testing company LifeLabs says it made a ransom payment to cybercriminals who managed to hack into the company’s computer systems to steal sensitive information of millions of customers. In a letter to customers, LifeLabs president Charles Brown wrote» 

Internet, Science and Technology

University of Calgary journal targeted by serial ‘hijacker’ of scientific publications

A University of Calgary journal is the among the targets of a serial “hijacker” who has created fake versions of dozens of scientific publications over the last several years in an effort to scam money from researchers, according to an expert» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Teaching a computer to fight computer crime

Watson, the IBM “cognitive”supercomputer, originally designed to compete on the TV quiz show Jeopardy, has a new goal. It will be programmed to fight cyber crime, and three Canadian universities are helping to “teach” it, one of them is the»