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Ransomware is now a crisis, financial conference told

(On Monday I moderated a panel on ransomware at the annual SIBOS conference of the Swift IT messaging financial network, which this year...

SAS unveils innovations and partnerships during Explore 2023

In a series of announcements and presentations at SAS Explore last week, SAS unveiled innovations and partnerships that aim to reshape industries ranging from...

Canada cyber centre issues alert after government DDoS attacks

Distributed denial of service attacks against the websites of federal departments and several Canadian provinces and territories — including PEI, Yukon, Saskatchewan and Manitoba...

Attack surfaces still aren’t being managed fast enough by IT: Report

IT departments aren’t managing their organizations’ attack surfaces anywhere near the speed at which threat actors are finding and exploiting vulnerabilities. That’s the conclusion of...

‘Don’t blame us for MGM Resorts disruption. We only installed ransomware,’ says gang

The AlphV ransomware gang has admitted it was behind this week’s attack on casino and hotel operator MGM Resorts, but is saying the company...

More malicious attachments found by researchers

Attachments continue to be an effective way of delivering malware as long as employees miss vital clues. Two examples detailed by researchers at Fortinet...

DDoS attack hampers PEI websites

A denial of service attack has crippled the websites of Prince Edward Island. “This website – PrinceEdwardIsland.ca – is temporarily unavailable,” the site said Thursday...

How to defend your organization against deepfake content

IT departments should implement real-time audio and video verification capabilities, passive detection techniques, and better protection of high-priority officers and their communications to defend...

UPDATED: Canadian weather websites still struggling after supplier attack

UPDATE: On September 22nd the LockBit ransomware gang listed Pelmorex as one of its victims, claiming it has downloaded "a lot of databases." It...

Ransomware gang says it has hit International Joint Commission

The NoEscape ransomware gang claims it has struck the International Joint Commission (IJC), a U.S.-Canadian body that oversees the shared lake and river systems...

Apple users warned to update their devices after University of Toronto researchers expose spyware

Last week, University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab discovered a vulnerability in iPhone devices being “actively exploited” to deliver NSO Group’s Pegasus mercenary spyware, without...

Dell and CTO Roese dive into AI, edge, security at MTCC event

Dell unleashed its executive heavyweights yesterday at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), with the appearance of Michael Dell, founder, chairman and chief executive...

Channel Bytes September 8, 2023 – Cloudflare launches data protection suite; Cohesity partners with Carahsoft to serve public sector; Wi-Fi World Congress coming to...

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Musk stirs controversy with move by X to collect biometrics

Elon Musk has risked losing subscribers with his overhaul of Twitter, right down to renaming the service ‘X.’ But with the platform still surviving, he...

Channel Bytes September 1, 2023 – Cybersecurity insurance value to hit US$17.6 billion by 2028; Cisco and Nutanix partner to simplify hybrid multicloud; Last...

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