Cyber

Cyber Security Today, July 23, 2021 – Sophos opens a Canadian data centre, people still fall for tech support scams and Amazon cuts off a controversial spyware company

Sophos opens a Canadian data centre, people still fall for tech support scams and Amazon cuts off a controversial spyware company.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday July 23rd, I’m Howard Solomon, contributing writer on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.Sophos, which makes endpoint and firewall products, has opened a Canadian data centre. Located in Montreal, it supports…

Cyber Security Today, July 21, 2021 – Another printer vulnerability found, and more corporate ransomware victims

Another printer vulnerability found, and more corporate ransomware victims.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Wednesday July 21st, I’m Howard Solomon, contributing writer on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.A Canadian company that runs several medical clinics across the country may have been victimized by a data theft. The Marketo criminal marketplace, one of the places where crooks sell…

Cyber Security Today, July 19, 2021 – A new ransomware advice site, another Windows print spooler problem and more companies caught with unsecured cloud data storage

A new ransomware advice site, another Windows print spooler problem and more companies caught with unsecured cloud data storage.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Monday July 19th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing writer on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.;There’s no shortage of online advice for IT departments and senior managers about lowering the risk of ransomware. Their first…

Cyber Security Today, July 16, 2021 – US offers bounty for cybercrooks, Facebook cuts links to spy group and beware of this LinkedIn scam

U.S. offers bounty for cybercrooks, Facebook cuts links to spy group and beware of this LinkedIn scam.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday July 16th, I’m Howard Solomon, contributing writer on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.Washington has warned other governments not to allow cybercriminals to operate in their territories. Now it’s offering millions of dollars to people…

Cyber Security Today, July 14, 2021 – Interpol says ransomware may become a pandemic, expert advice on fighting ransomware and security updates for ForgeRock and Etherpad

Interpol says ransomware may become a pandemic, expert advice on fighting ransomware and security updates for ForgeRock and Etherpad.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Wednesday July 14th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing writer on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.Ransomware attacks continue to spread. They’ve gotten so common that the Secretary General of Interpol, the international police co-operative, said…

Cyber Security Today, July 12, 2021 – An Alberta non-profit admits data theft, an insurance giant notifying victims of ransomware attack and a U.S. wireless carrier is fooled

An Alberta non-profit admits data theft, an insurance giant notifying victims of ransomware attack and a U.S. wireless carrier is fooled.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Monday July 12th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing writer on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.Not-for-profit organizations are obliged in most places in Canada and the U.S. to protect personal data of clients…

Cyber Security Today, July 9, 2021 – Don’t be caught by Black Widow movie scams, another Accellion FTA hack and more

Don’t be caught by Black Widow movie scams, another Accellion FTA hack and moreWelcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday July 9th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing writer on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.Action movie fans starved for entertainment are eagerly looking forward to today’s release of the Black Widow film. It stars Scarlett Johansson as a KGB-trained…

Cyber Security Today, July 7, 2021 – More fall-out from the Kaseya ransomware attack, privacy worries over the Audacity audio editor and more bad Android apps

More fall-out from the Kaseya ransomware attack, privacy worries over the Audacity audio editor and more bad Android apps.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Wednesday July 7th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing writer on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.The success of a ransomware attack on the Kaseya VSA remote monitoring suite has a number of experts worried. For…

Cyber Security Today, July 5, 2021 – A ransomware test for companies, a Windows Print Spooler warning, fight brute force attacks and more

A ransomware test for companies, a Windows Print Spooler warning, fight brute force attacks and more.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Monday July 5th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing writer on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.To Canadian listeners, welcome back from a long holiday weekend. To American listeners, thanks for tuning in on your Independence Day holiday weekend.IT…

Cyber Security Today, July 2, 2021 – Why you should stay away from cracked software

Why you should stay away from cracked software.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday July 2nd. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing writer on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.It’s a long weekend here thanks to the Canada Day celebration, so today’s podcast will be shorter than normal. If you have the day off, thanks for listening.Everybody loves saving money.…

Cyber Security Today, June 30, 2021 – Meet HackMachine, a crook’s valuable hacking tool

Meet HackMachine, a crook’s valuable hacking tool.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Wednesday, June 30. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing writer on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.Wonder how crooks break into e-commerce websites to plant malware and steal data? One way is by using password-guessing tactics like brute-force attacks. Another is by buying stolen passwords, and with some…

Cyber Security Today, June 23, 2021 – A small Canadian accounting firm hit by ransomware, criminal marketplace offering stolen data to competitors of victim firms, and more

A small Canadian accounting firm hit by ransomware, a criminal marketplace offering stolen data to competitors of victim firms, and more.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Wednesday, June 23. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.A small accounting firm north of Toronto has acknowledged it was hit by ransomware last month. Naz Sukhram…