More than 600 ransomware attacks pummelled local governments, schools districts and healthcare providers across the U.S. in the first three quarters of this year, according to a study by security firm Emsisoft. Meanwhile, the FBI this week issued a fresh warning about the threat.
Ransomware crime reports are up 300 percent in Toronto, but it's not just the frequency of crimes that is a concern - it's the complexity, says Kenrick Bagnall, detective constable with the Toronto Police Service.
Connected devices - the sheer number of them and the scale of the cybersecurity risks they pose - are a top concern in 2020 and beyond, says Robert Falzon of Check Point Software Technologies, who weighs in on the threats and technologies he's watching.
Ransomware, business email compromises and the malicious insider threat: These are the three top concerns of Canadian attorney Imran Ahmad as he looks ahead to the cybersecurity legal landscape in 2020.
Dr. Matthew Kane spent years in the Canadian Armed Forces as an intelligence officer, honing his skills in deception detection. Now, as CEO of Solaris Intelligence, he's helping organizations spot and stop fraud and malicious insiders.
5G is coming, and with it comes the promise of connectivity on an unprecedented scale. And then there are the security concerns about infrastructure, connected devices and a new multifaceted attack surface. Olivera Zatezalo of Huawei Technologies Canada discusses these concerns.
Threat actors that may have connections to China have been using a variety of malware in a series of information-gathering espionage campaigns across Southeast Asia since at least 2013, according to researchers at Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 division.
A newly discovered cybercriminal gang is putting a twist on business email compromise scams by initially targeting vendors or suppliers with phishing emails and then sending realistic-looking invoices to their customers, according to the security firm Agari, which labels the approach "vendor email compromise."
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a bill to help U.S. telecommunications providers "rip and replace" any Chinese-built networking equipment. The move comes as many experts warn that using Huawei or ZTE 5G equipment poses an unacceptable national security risk.
Medical facilities and hospitals across the state of Victoria in Australia were infected by file-encrypting ransomware on Monday, causing the shutdown of patient booking systems and financial systems. At least one hospital has reverted to using paper-based systems.
British police have auctioned off bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies seized from a U.K. teenager who participated in the hack of the London-based telecommunications firm TalkTalk in 2015. The auction netted $294,000, which will be used by law enforcement to help fund crime-fighting efforts.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert warning healthcare organizations about 11 vulnerabilities dubbed "URGENT/11" involving IPnet, a third-party software component that may introduce risks for certain medical devices and hospital networks.