Canada

Canada lures cyber attackers

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Canada is becoming increasingly attractive to foreign companies and governments that are looking to establish a virtual base from which to launch cyber attacks.

$20m to fund cyber strategies

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Defence Minister Peter MacKay has committed $20 million to fund projects aimed at making Canada safer from cyber attacks.

Report due on business risks from cyber crime

Canadians are about to get their first comprehensive look at the extent of cyber crime on domestic business.

Bill C-30 falls owing to expense and privacy concerns

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After intense opposition from the public, the Canadian government pledged to not introduce additional legislation to monitor online activity.

Critical infrastructure a weak point, says Canadian official

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The Canadian government should to make it mandatory for utility companies and others to tighten security, a former official told a security conference.

China-telco partnership fears unwarranted, says Ontario official

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The nascent partnership between a Chinese development group and an entrepreneurial hub funded by three levels of Canadian government has raised concerns from an outspoken former security adviser to Nortel Networks.

CRA gets flack for Netfile changes

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The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has unnerved privacy experts with a change to its electronic tax-filing policy: It has removed several authentication requirements for electronic filers.

Telus snaps up forensics firm

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Canadian telecommunications giant Telus is bolstering its security offering with the acquisition of digital security and forensics company Digital Wyzdom.

HRSDC loses 583,000 personal data of Canadians

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Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), a department of the Government of Canada, was reeling last month after the personal data of 583,000 Canadians was lost on a portable hard drive.

Canada stays silent on national exemption scope

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Canada is not saying whether it will block Chinese firm Huawei from bidding on a secure communications network, after imposing a national security exemption on contract tenders

Canadian energy companies under threat from Anonymous, say agencies

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Canadian energy companies may be at risk from activist hacker groups, according to documents obtained from the country's national security agencies.

Study: Canada bleeding money on U.S. border security

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Border security controls are costing Canada $19.1 billion in lost revenues each year, according to a report released last month.

Has india cracked BlackBerry's code?

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India's government claims it has found a way to monitor email sent via BlackBerry, something even manufacturer Research In Motion (RIM) claims it can't do.

Canada's spy chief champions internet surveillance

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The head of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) offered the agency's assistance to Public Safety Minister Vic Toews to make the government's controversial internet surveillance bill more palatable.

Federal government erects "cyber perimeter"

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The Canadian government enacted a national security exception to bar foreign IT companies from bidding on the construction of its new telecommunications system.

Personal data of 2.4 million Ontario voters at risk

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Two USB drives holding personal information of up to 2.4 million Ontario voters have been reported missing from Elections Ontario.

Appeals process advised for biometrics visa

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An internal report has informed the federal government to put an appeals mechanism in place to cope with imperfect biometric systems.

Canadian government helping erase DNSChanger infection

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A website now is available to help the public check for DNSChanger infection.

Will Bill C-11 make backups illegal in Canada?

Will Bill C-11 make backups illegal in Canada?

Canada's Bill C-11 leaves us with a few concerns and unanswered questions when it comes to rules and restrictions on the process of data backup.

Robocall scandal escalates

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The investigation into fraudulent robocalls in Canada escalated this month, as Elections Canada said that 7,000 calls had gone out across the country.

Canadian opposition party targeted in botnet attack

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A malicious attacker deliberately attempted to interfere with a crucial party leadership vote in Canada last month, according to a company commissioned to run the online voting system used.

Bill C-30 backlash organized by Liberal staffer

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A political storm has beset Victor Toews, the public safety minister that backs a controversial lawful access bill in Canada.

Anonymous renders Canadian Nazis not-so-anonymous

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Hacktivist online community Anonymous exposed prominent Canadian neo-Nazis last month after hacking into a fascist website.

Cavoukian slams Supreme Court

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Ann Cavoukian, Ontario's information and privacy commissioner, slammed the Canadian legal system in her opening speech at a symposium on surveillance and privacy late last month.

SDA, McAfee mark Canada's card

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Canada received a mediocre ranking in cyber security, according to a new report ranking countries on their security stance.

Reintroduced law would give wide surveillance power over ISPs

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The Harper government has announced plans to reintroduce the "lawful internet access" law, which could shutter Canada's small internet service providers.

Copyright issues at stake in court

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The Supreme Court of Canada has heard arguments seeking to overturn a lower court ruling on so-called fair dealing of copyrighted material.

Anonymous vows revenge over Occupy Toronto threats

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The city of Toronto has become a target of the Anonymous hacktivist group after officials announced plans to clear a park of Occupy protesters.

Shared border vision agreement nearing completion, say sources

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Talks on the unified border agreement between Canada and the United States first unveiled in February are complete.

Ontario hospital employee accesses PHI

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An employee of North Bay Regional Health Centre in Ontario, Canada accessed without permission the personal health information (PHI) of thousands of patients.

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