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This Week in Ransomware – Friday, June 3, 2022

Is it time to stop being victims?  This week marked a number of ransomware attacks and continued growth of new means and methods of extortion practiced by ransomware gangs. The question that springs to mind is, of course – what can be done? We thought we’d devote this issue of TWIR to what you can […]

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This week in Ransomware – Friday, May 27th 2022

Just when you thought you’d seen it all… A recent report from Telus on the state of ransomware in Canada contains this quote: “Ransomware has evolved in sophistication at a dizzying pace. Ransomware malware is becoming more advanced, distribution is becoming more targeted, and tactics are continuously evolving to extort the greatest ransom from victims.” […]

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Telus to invest C$11 billion in Quebec in the next four years

Telus announced on May 24 that it will be investing $11 billion into developing Quebec’s networking infrastructure, operations, and spectrum over the next four years. This announcement came on the heels of two separate investments the company committed to on May 17 in BC and Alberta, for C$17.5 billion and C$17 billion respectively. Together, the […]

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This Week in Ransomware – Friday, May 20th 2022

The power of brand in ransomware  A recent report from Telus noted that ransomware “attackers are strategic adversaries who perform detailed reconnaissance before launching attacks. They gather information about financials and insurance coverages to gauge the ability of a victim to pay a certain amount.… Sourced from the study which can be downloaded from www.telus.com/RansomwareStudy. […]

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Federal Court rules in favour of Vidéotron against Telus

The Federal Court has ruled in favour of Vidéotron last Tuesday in its fight against Telus which called into question the purchase of 3500 MHz spectrum licenses in Western Canada by the Quebec company. Through its subsidiary Fibrenoire, Vidéotron won an auction last summer, allowing it to acquire 128 3500 MHz spectrum licenses in British […]

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This week in Ransomware – Friday May 6, 2022

Ransomware continues to grow at an incredible rate because it is a profitable business. The perpetrators are well financed, extremely creative and very resilient. A report from Telus illustrates this: “Attackers are strategic adversaries who perform detailed reconnaissance before launching attacks. They gather information about financials and insurance coverages to gauge the ability of a […]

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Coffee Briefing May 3, 2022 – Equifax Canada’s cloud transformation; Innovate BC opens applications for Ignite program; Square launches Square Loans in Canada; 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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Telus launches personal security beacons disguised as jewellery

Telus has launched a line of personal safety beacons disguised as charms. The SmartWear Security charms, created in partnership with InvisaWear, allow the wearer to discreetly contact emergency services by double-tapping a button. The charms, which are about the size of a Toonie, come in the form of necklaces, bracelets, keychains, or standalone charms. Prices […]

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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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Telus launches Stream+ streaming bundle for its subscribers

Telus has just introduced its first streaming bundle in Canada. Telus Stream+ includes Netflix Premium, Apple TV+, and discovery+ for C$25 per month. It is only available to Telus mobility subscribers. Here’s how much the individual services cost before tax in Canada: Netflix Premium: C$20.99 per month Apple TV+: C$5.99 per month discovery+: C$4.99 per […]

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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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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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This week in ransomware – Friday, April 1, 2022: something old, something new

Cybersecurity attacks are growing in frequency and severity: Telus study A recent study from telecommunications company Telus has reported that cyberattacks are on the rise in Canada, with 98 per cent of Canadian organizations reporting a cyberattack in the last 12 months. According to the report “attacks are frequent, with 25 per cent of organizations […]

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Coffee Briefing March 22, 2022 – new venture fund focuses on national security and critical infrastructure in Canada; new research says Google makes us more likely to forget things; 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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Samsung and Telus deploy Canada’s first MCPTX service for emergency responders

Samsung Networks, Samsung’s carrier and operator business wing, announced on March 3 that it has partnered with Telus to deploy Canada’s first Mission Critical Push-to-X (MCPTX) services to provide richer information to first responders. Powered by Telus’ 4G and 5G mobile networks, the new network will enhance communication between police, firefighters, and others with video, […]

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Canadian telcos waive long distance connection fees to Ukraine

Canada’s major telecommunication providers have all waived long-distance fees for connections to Ukraine, to allow Canadians to stay in touch with friends and loved ones there after the Russian military invaded the country on Feb. 23. Bell – Waiving all home phone and consumer mobility postpaid long-distance charges for calls from Canada to Ukraine until […]

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Coffee Briefing Feb. 15, 2022 – DMZ & Desjardins launch platform to help Canadian entrepreneurs; Telus to deliver smart city solutions; 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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Telus Health launches Virtual Pharmacy service in Canada

Telus Health, the wellness and medical division of Telus, launched its digital Virtual Pharmacy service in Canada on Monday to increase Canadians’ accessibility to prescription medications. The service allows the patient to manage their prescriptions and chat with a pharmacist through video or audio through a single portal. It will also coordinate any medical insurance […]

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IBM and Telus partner on 5G edge compute solutions

IBM and Telus are partnering to deliver new 5G and edge computing solutions across Canada. Under the partnership, IBM will bring its Cloud Satellite solutions to Telus’ 5G edge computing platform, improving customers’ access to advanced AI and data analytics capabilities. By pairing the two, the partnership will allow enterprises to automatically deploy and manage […]

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High spectrum cost a barrier to affordable mobile plans, say experts

At the Canadian Telecom Summit 2021, experts from across the telecom industry underpinned poor regulatory decisions for the sky-high spectrum prices that could trickle down to consumers. Earlier this year, the scarcity of 5G mid-band spectrum fueled an intense, all-out bidding war between carriers. When the dust settled, Bell, Rogers, and Telus, along with 20 […]

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Canada’s 5G improving in speeds and coverage, finds new PC Mag report

The coverage of Canada’s 5G network has improved dramatically, according to a report by PCMag. The report, titled Fastest Mobile Networks in Canada 2021, found that users can now access 5G on at least one carrier in every major city, compared to in only about half a dozen locations a year ago. Now, only rural […]

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Federal court rejects Bell and Telus request to block Videotron’s 5G spectrum purchase in western Canada

The Federal Court has denied Bell and Telus’s request to block Quebecor’s Videotron from purchasing set-aside mid-band 5G licenses in the recent 3,500MHz spectrum auction. According to Federal Court documents obtained by IT World Canada, the court has denied Telus’ motion because the arguments raised were untenable and do not raise a serious issue. It […]

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