Hashtag Trending – Data breach at Bell Canada, most Android apps aren’t ready for GDPR, Elon Musk’s new crazy compensation plan

Bell Canada suffers a data breach, more than half of Android apps don't follow the new EU data protection regulations, and Elon Musk isn’t getting paid unless Tesla is massively successful.

Published on: January 24th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Free Emoji Keyboard’s 40 million users hacked, Vine might make a comeback, AI masters chess in 4 hours

Ai.type’s Free Emoji Keyboard has suffered a breach that has affected 40 million users, Vine might be making a comeback, and artificial intelligence has learned to master chess in 4 hours. From Google

Published on: December 8th, 2017 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Uber paid hackers after a massive data breach, Apple buying into VR/AR with acquisition

Uber paid hackers after a massive data breach, Apple has reportedly acquired a Montreal-based virtual reality company, and activists are planning a December 7th protest against the FCC potentially ending net neutrality.  

Published on: November 23rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Alexa comes to Canada, Anonymous targets Nazis, Forever 21 looks into data breach report

Amazon Alexa comes to Canada, Anonymous strikes again, and Forever 21 may be the latest data breach victim. On Google Trends – Amazon’s Alexa is coming to Canada. It’s been in the rumour

Published on: November 16th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Most data breaches start internally: BlackBerry report

NEW YORK - As new reports of major cyber attacks surface every day, a new BlackBerry study has found that most financial organizations are focusing their cyber security efforts in the wrong place.

Published on: November 15th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs


Hashtag Trending – Netflix investing $500M into Canadian content, San Francisco sues Equifax

Netflix lights up the Twitterverse after announcing it will invest half a billion dollars into Canadian content, Equifax is still in the news, and Mark Zuckerberg admits Facebook played a role in the

Published on: September 29th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – CCleaner and Vevo hacked, marketers hate Apple’s new ad blocking feature

A system maintenance app has been used to distribute malware. MTV’s digital offspring has had more than three terabytes of data stolen. And advertisers say Apple’s new iOS 11 ad blocking feature will

Published on: September 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – CCleaner and Vevo hacked, marketers hate Apple’s new ad blocking feature

A system maintenance app has been used to distribute malware. MTV’s digital offspring has had more than three terabytes of data stolen. And advertisers say Apple’s new iOS 11 ad blocking feature will

Published on: September 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending: Aug. 1 – Apple loses in court, Game of Thrones hacked

Apple loses a court decision, full metal printing, and Game of Thrones gets hacked. Listen now: It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Tuesday, August 1,.

Published on: August 1st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hackers aren’t just targeting data anymore, says RSA panel

If 2016 proved anything, it's that data breaches are the new normal across the board, said a group of security specialists at the RSA Conference 2017 Advisory Board roundtable. The roundtable, which took

Published on: February 10th, 2017 Alex Radu

Security professionals and cyber criminals both found success in 2016, according to SonicWall report

Security professionals were able to lock down certain points of attack in 2016, but cyber criminals found a way in through different methods, according to network security company SonicWall's 2017 Annual Threat Report.

Published on: February 7th, 2017 Alex Radu

Weekly Update – Top 5 tech stories of 2016

IT World Canada's Mandy Kovacs and Alex Radu recap the top 5 tech stories of 2016. Acquisitions Ingram Micro enters new chapter after HNA deal closes Tech Data makes blockbuster deal to acquire

Published on: December 23rd, 2016 Alex Radu

1 billion accounts hacked in record-breaking Yahoo data breach

Just a few months after announcing that in 2014 500 million accounts were hacked, Yahoo Inc. is at it again, disclosing this week that in 2013 one billion accounts were hacked in the

Published on: December 15th, 2016 Alex Radu