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New ransomware strain targets Western countries, says report

Infosec pros in North America and Europe are being warned of a new ransomware strain. Researchers at Blackberry Cylance have dubbed this strain “Zeppelin,” and said it has been targeting “carefully chosen” technology and healthcare firms since November. This news comes as security vendor Em ...

Researchers say VPN bug affects Linux, Unix systems

Apple, Google and Linux distribution makers are investigating a serious threat to their operating systems after security researchers said this week a vulnerability could allow an attacker to intercept traffic in a virtual private network. Discovered by a team from the University of New Mexico, the ...

Phishing campaign continues to mimic Canada’s biggest banks online

Criminals have been trying to steal login credentials of consumers and businesses of Canada’s biggest banks in a sustained and sophisticated phishing campaign for at least three years, according to a security vendor. In a report released this morning, Check Point Software says one of the latest c ...

HIVE Blockchain gets dumped by PI Financial

PI Financial analyst David Kwan announced on Friday that he has discontinued coverage of Vancouver-based cryptocurrency miner HIVE Blockchain (HIVE Blockchain Stock Quote, Chart, News TSXV:HIVE), another sign of dwindling fortunes for HIVE, which has been hit hard by declines in cryptocurrency pric ...

Stay away from Chinese 5G network gear, US consul warns Canada

BRAMPTON, Ont. – The United States has again warned Canada against allowing wireless network carriers here to buy 5G equipment from Chinese manufacturers. The message was delivered Tuesday by Greg Stanford, who heads the U.S. Consulate in Toronto, at a conference here on cybersecurity and cross-b ...

Bitcoin is not a retirement plan, this investor says

With Bitcoin back in the news and indications that the cryptocurrency might take off, investors may be hoping to strike it rich by betting on the world’s most famous cryptocurrency. But you may want to shelve those retirement plans. So says portfolio manager Brett Girard of Liberty International, ...

What IoT Means for the Future of Technology Businesses

What IoT Means for the Future of Technology Businesses Mert Yucesoy | Trust, Ethics, and Privacy, Applied Artificial Intelligence What is Io ...

What IoT Means for the Future of Technology Businesses

What IoT Means for the Future of Technology Businesses Mert Yucesoy | Trust, Ethics, and Privacy, Applied Artificial Intelligence What is Io ...

Ransomware now stealing data, warns Ontario cybercop

ORILLIA, Ont. -Ransomware’s ability to encrypt entire volumes of data is a nightmare scenario for many infosec pros. Their only comfort may be the hope their backups are secure and data can be restored, with few side effects. However, Ontario’s top cybercrime cop warns recent variants also incl ...

The four waves of crypto disruption: where are they today? 

Nearly two years ago, I published a post exploring four key opportunities in crypto. In it, I outlined four crypto waves, ranked from furthest to least developed: Store of value Disruption of financial markets Disruption of every other information market Disruption of what a firm means Lookin ...