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Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Small, medium businesses wary of increasing cyberattacks

As larger corporations step up their defences against cyberattacks, hackers are turning their attention to smaller companies.  “There certainly is…a pretty high risk that (attacks) are going to happen,” says Corinne Pohlmann, a vice-president with the Canadian Federation of Independent »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

Canadians warned to beware of election interference

Canadians will vote in a federal election in October 2019 and the government is taking steps to combat interference. “Foreign and malicious actors are becoming more creative at using online platforms to manipulate opinions,” says a government statement. Several measures »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

A cyber attack, serious data breach, and ransom demand

A major health care provider in Ontario has had its detailed files on tens of thousands of patients breached by hackers now demanding a ransom. How can this happen, and what can be done to prevent such attacks Stephanie MacLellan »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

Conference goers aim to stay ahead of evolving cyber threats

Increasingly sophisticated cyber threats were discussed at three security and hackers’ conferences in Las Vegas last week including attacks on infrastructure and on home and personal devices. Among the hot topics were two attacks on the power grid in Ukraine, »