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Earth Day Special Coffee Briefing April 26, 2022 – Telus launches Buy One, Plant One campaign; Intel commits to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. This briefing is delivered by IT World Canada’s editorial team!

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Quebec government embarrassed by web faux pas

The Government of Quebec has recently had to deal with some embarrassing incidents involving its presence on the web. On April 14, the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (Ministry of Health and Social Services) daily Twitter message about the status of COVID-19 included a link to a video from the Pornhub site, […]

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Cyber Security Today, April 25, 2022 – Report shows how Lapsus$ gang was successful, and patches for Atlassian, Java and Amazon software are released

Report shows how Lapsus$ gang was successful, and patches for Atlassian, Java and Amazon software are released Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Monday April 25th, 2022. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.   Cybersecurity pros are agog that the Lapsus$ extortion gang was able to hack into the systems of American […]

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This week in ransomware – April 22, 2022

Ransomware continues to grow as a threat. While the overwhelming number of attacks are from a few of the “big players”, even when these gangs disappear, more arise to fill the gap. Even more troubling, there is collaboration and even overlap between the players, which might lead to multiple attacks. Cybersecurity attacks are growing in […]

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Cyber Security Today, April 22, 2022 – Backgrounder on BlackCat ransomware gang, movement from REvil and millions stolen from another DeFi system

This episde reports on an FBI paper on the BlackCat ransomware gang, the possible return of REvil, the theft of millions from a DeFi project and more

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Canada and Five Eyes allies issue another plea to critical infrastructure firms to prepare for Russian cyber attacks

Canada and its allies in the Five Eyes intelligence co-operative have issued another warning to organizations in the critical infrastructure sectors to be prepared for cyberattacks from Russia as a response to governments helping Ukraine. Similar to a warning issued in March, it says “evolving intelligence” indicates that the Russian government is exploring options for […]

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Cyber Security Today, April 20, 2022 – A record year for zero-day bugs, how often do you test backups, and the world’s biggest penetration test returns

This episode reports on zero-day bugs, testing data recovery processes, a NATO cyberwar game and more

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Coffee Briefing April 19, 2022 – Xero partners with FIFA Women’s Football; Liquid Avatar launches new art gallery in metaverse; Fortinet security training service; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. This briefing is delivered by IT World Canada’s editorial team!

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Cyber Security Today, April 18, 2022 – Ties are alleged between ransomware and extortion gangs, and a warning to app developers

This episode reports on alleged ties between the Conti ransomware and Karakurt extortion gangs, a warning to app developers from GitHub and a new webisite where companies can buy data stolen from competitors 

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Cyber Security Today, April 15, 2022 – A new botnet discovered, low MFA adoption and a Struts bug finally patched

This episode reports on the finding of a new botnet, low MFA adoption in US critical infrastructure sector a Struts bug finally patched and a fix issued for hospital robot carts

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Protecting identities online is critically important

According to Verizon’s 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report, 85 per cent of security breaches involve the human element. These breaches, said Shiven Ramji, CPO, Auth0, come in two scenarios. “In the first you’re working at a company and you want access to an application – a SAS application or one of your own internally built […]

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Hackers going after VMware Workspace ONE Access and VMware Identity Manager; patch now

Hackers are trying to take advantage of a recently discovered critical vulnerability in VMware Workspace ONE Access and VMware Identity Manager, adding to the pressure to install patches for this as soon as possible. The Bleeping Computer news site quotes security researchers saying a proof-of-concept exploit has been released online for the VMware CVE-2022-22954 remote […]

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Cyber Security Today, Wednesday April 13, 2022 – Updated malware attacks a Ukraine power company, the RaidForums darkweb site is seized, a new Hafnium attack and more patches issued

This episode reports on the Sandworm group’s latest attack on a Ukraine power company, the closing of the RaidForums darkweb marketplace, a new Hafnium attack uses Windows Scheduler to launch attacks and more patches issued

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Coffee Briefing April 12, 2022 – Telus and The Alex launch mobile care clinic in Calgary; Kaseya to acquire Datto; Brampton to get 80 new EV chargers this year; Intuit enhances QuickBooks Online; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. This briefing is delivered by IT World Canada’s editorial team!

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Panasonic Canada acknowledges cyberattack in February

Panasonic Canada suffered a serious cyberattack in February, according to a news report. TechCrunch reported today that a Panasonic headquarters spokesperson said its response to the attack included identifying the scope of impact, containing the malware, cleaning and restoring servers, rebuilding applications and communicating rapidly with affected customers and relevant authorities. The news story also says […]

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Canadian security awareness training firm Terranova Security sold to HelpSystems

Another Canadian cybersecurity firm has sold itself to an American company to help it expand. Quebec-based security awareness training company Terranova Security has been taken over by HelpSystems, a Minnesota-based firm that has been on a recent acquisition spree. Seven months ago it bought phishing threat intelligence provider PhishLabs, and just over a year ago […]

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This week in ransomware – Friday, April 7th, 2022

Ransomware:  Hospitals, schools and local businesses are all targets A recent study from telecommunications company Telus has noted that “the pervasive increase in ransomware seen over the last 24 months has left many organizations struggling to stay ahead of the threat.” The study further notes, “Around the world, ransomware attacks are bringing organizations, and the […]

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Cyber Security Today, April 8, 2022 – Software developers admit releasing poor code, product warnings from Palo Alto Networks and VMware, and more

This episode reports on a survey of application developers, a phony voicemail scam and more

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Federal Budget 2022: More money for cybersecurity, fighting misinformation

The Liberals have promised to add $875.2 million over five years to the planned government cybersecurity-related spending, according to the latest proposed federal budget. Announced this afternoon, Budget 2022 also proposes to provide $238.2 million per year after the initial five year period for additional measures to address the rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape. The […]

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Cyber Security Today, April 6, 2022 – Patch Linux fast, secure your Totolink routers, news on the new Borat trojan and more Russia-Ukraine cyberwar

Today’s episode reports on vulnerabilities in Linux and Totolink routers, the discovery of the Borat trojan and more on the Russia-Ukraine cyberwar

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Coffee Briefing April 5, 2022 – Trulioo’s first CMO; Xplornet acquires Full Throttle Networks; Microsoft Ability Summit 2022; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. This briefing is delivered by IT World Canada’s editorial team!

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Cyber Security Today, April 4, 2022 – British teens face Lapsus$-related criminal charges, an MFA warning and updates needed for Github, Rockwell PLCs and Apple devices

Today’s podcast reports on U.K. teens charged with cyber offences, how MFA can be over-ridden and security updates to be installed

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Halton Regional Police to now use what3words app to assist in locating people lost or in distress 

The Halton Regional Police has announced that it is now using the innovative location technology what3words to identify exactly where help is needed and get resources there quickly in case of an emergency.  Launched in 2013 and now used widely by emergency services, businesses, and individuals around the world, what3words is a proprietary geocode system […]

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