Worried about ransomware? Buy some insurance

It looks like the insurance industry is getting into the cyber security sector, but instead of protecting an organization or individual from getting hacked; they will be providing specialized insurance policies to help

Published on: October 12th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

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

Are ‘Zombie Cars’ in our future?

Global hit Fate and the Furious gave us a sneak peak of the future many of us fear: a hacker taking control of thousands of cars simultaneously. But is that even remotely realistic? Let's

Published on: April 19th, 2017 Alex Radu

New study on the profit and loss of DDoS attacks

Cyber criminals just like channel partners deal with profit and loss. Now that it has been established there is a serious organized criminal element to security hacks, Kaspersky Lab has funding a new

Published on: March 23rd, 2017 CDN Staff

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

Industry should make it harder for hackers to earn their money

I didn’t know I was so bad off and I certainly didn’t know I have so many money making opportunities! In the past few weeks, I’ve been notified that: If I don’t pay

Published on: February 2nd, 2017 Max Spindle

Patch quickly to detect ransomware, Canadian telecom industry warned

One of the best strategies to defeat ransomware is to patch systems as soon as possible, a senior official at a security vendor has warned the telecom industry. Attackers often reverse engineer a

Published on: June 7th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Russian “ransomware bosses” make more than the average Canadian household: Research

How does your salary compare to that of a "Ransomeware Boss"? New research on Russian hackers from security intelligence firm Flashpoint suggests that, on average, those use malware to extort money from victims

Published on: June 3rd, 2016 CDN Staff

Recap: Will state-sanctioned hacks make encryption irrelevant? A discussion on the future of privacy

Update: Thanks again to Nandini Jolly of CryptoMill Technologies Inc. and Laura Tribe of Open Media, and all other participants of our Twitter chat today. The recap with some of the most interesting

Published on: May 17th, 2016 Dave Yin

Hacking Team loses license to sell spyware in Canada

Remember the Hacking Team? The notorious Italian company that made millions selling spyware to other countries seems to be fazed by little, including being accused of helping oppressive governments or even by having

Published on: April 8th, 2016 CDN Staff

Kaspersky researcher discusses its obligations upon identifying hackers

Just last week, CDN reported on Kaspersky Lab's identification of Poseidon Group, an entity that uses malware and extortion-like tactics to coerce victims into contracting it as a security firm, all within the scope of legality.

Published on: February 12th, 2016 Dave Yin

This Brazilian hacking group is “legally” extorting its victims

How closely should security vendors work with law enforcement? Kaspersky Lab has said that its research team has identified Poseidon Group, an entity that uses malware and extortion-like tactics to coerce victims into contracting

Published on: February 11th, 2016 Dave Yin

Canadian organizations feel they can’t keep up in cyber security

Canada, it seems is losing the cyber security war. At least, that's the country's perception. According to a new study, only 37 per cent of Canadian organizations are actually confident they are a

Published on: February 9th, 2016 CDN Staff

NASA breach shows again that brute force password attacks work

It isn't uncommon for hackers to boast about their exploits; it adds a bit of credibility to their work. So infosec teams should pay attention to claims from a group called AnonSec, which

Published on: February 3rd, 2016 Howard Solomon