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September 29, 2017

Deloitte, one of the “big four” accounting firms, was targeted by a sophisticated hack that compromised the confidential emails and plans of some blue-chip clients in a cybersecurity attack that went unnoticed for months. The company provides auditing, tax consultancy and high-end...

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September 28, 2017

For businesses across Canada, the fall of 2017 will bring a dramatic shift to privacy and cyber security regulations. That’s when an amendment to Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Document Act (PIPEDA), the federal privacy law for private-sector organizations, will finally take effect. Moving forward, businesses that experience a data breach but neglect their responsibilities under the new amendment...

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September 27, 2017

Jen* is one of the few people that opens and reads every piece of mail they receive. It’s a quirk that has paid off: A piece of junk mail is how Jen found out someone had stolen her identity.

“I opened a letter from Macy’s, which I thought was weird,” she said. “I haven’t shopped there in years. But the letter was a rejection of a credit...

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September 25, 2017

When Equifax announced the historic data compromise that exposed the sensitive personal information of up to 143 million consumers, the company said victims would have access to credit freezes for a month free of charge. This was not exactly a solution to the fresh hell it had just announced.

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September 22, 2017

More than 50,000 organizations are using outdated and leaky versions of Apache, the software whose Struts app gave hackers a back door into Equifax—even though free fixes have been available for nine months, according to Sonatype, a firm that monitors downloads of open-...

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September 20, 2017

There is no mistaking that, by now, most consumers have at least a passing awareness of cyber threats.

Two other things also are true: All too many people fail to take simple steps to stay safer online; and individuals who become a victim of identity theft, in whatever form...

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