Ever since the pandemic began, the threat of hacking and cyber crimes rose at an alarming rate. Many people and even official sites were hacked which posed a threat regarding the usage of online platforms and the information people provided. It was even a big question mark since Covid-19 made everyone switch to working virtually.
The recent cyber-attack on Newfoundland and Labrador’s healthcare system has raised cautions about protection against hacks and cyber-attacks and protection of vital and personal data.
Russian hackers, Cozy Bear and the Dukes , are being accused of malicious attacks against Canadian, US and UK’s researchers working on Coronavirus vaccine, according to cyber security experts in those countries. The Communications Security Establishment (CSE) , Canada’s foreign signals intelligence, said Cozy Bear and the Dukes, Russian hacker group believed to be associated with … Continue reading Russian Hackers Target Canadian Covid19 Researchers
Lifelabs , Canada’s largest provider of health diagnostic testing services, acknowledged that more than 15 million of accounts have been compromised in a recent hack. However Lifelabs has mentioned that they have negotiated with hackers and paid a ransom fee to get the data back. Information of more than 15 million of customers in British … Continue reading Data OF 15 Million LifeLabs’ Canadian Customers Compromised
Security firm from Chicago is opening a center in Montreal to do their R&D. They will be investing $9m to operate the center there. This is on top of their existing office there where they employ 150 employees. This new addition should add another 100 hires. Company claims to have over 10,000 clients and employs … Continue reading Security Firm OneSpan Opens R&D in Montreal
Two hackers in Vancouver had won a Tesla after they have found loophole in Telsa’s web browser that let them bypass security. This happened at a Pwn2Own hacking contest in Vancouver where so called white hackers and security experts gather to try to exploit various computer systems . Pwn2Own has been going on for over … Continue reading Tesla Model 3 Hacked in Canada
Update: Apple released iOS 12.1.4 that fixes FaceTime security flaw that let people eavesdrop in on you or even see your camera without your authorization. Feel free to go to Settings > General > Software update to do the update now. You would never expect a large firm like Apple would let you eavesdrops on … Continue reading iPhone Facetime’s Hack