Data Security
MONTREAL — Air Canada says 20,000 customers may have had their personal information improperly accessed due to a breach in its mobile app, prompting a lock-down on all 1.7 million accounts until consumers change their passwords.
According to a report from ABI Research, smart utilities are highly vulnerable to cyberthreats and security is, therefore, a primary concern.
NEW YORK — This week has seen major social media sites step up their policing of online disinformation campaigns.
CHICAGO — What the Democratic Party first thought was a malicious attempt to hack the party's massive voter information file turned out to be just a security test.
CHICAGO — The Democratic National Committee said Wednesday that it has thwarted a hacking attempt on its database holding information on tens of millions of voters across the country.
OTTAWA — Canada's police chiefs are pressing the Trudeau government to sign a new electronic data-sharing agreement with the United States to overcome hurdles in the fight against crimes ranging from fraud to cyberterrorism.
TORONTO — Buyers who have to provide personal information to purchase recreational pot online after legalization this fall should be able to rely on existing laws to protect their privacy but the issue needs to be watched closely to ensure regulations are obeyed and mistakes are avoided, experts say.
SAN FRANCISCO — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.
LONDON — What could be less threatening than the old office fax machine? Nothing. That's precisely why it's used as a backdoor for hackers to get into an organization's network.
NEW YORK — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is creating a centre aimed at protecting banks, electric companies and other critical infrastructure against cyberattacks — a threat that now exceeds the danger of a physical attack against the U.S. by a hostile foreign group, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Tuesday.

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