Canadian NetWalker ransomware defendant agrees to plead guilty in US court

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 28, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A Canadian man arrested early last year for his role in the NetWalker ransomware attacks agreed to plead guilty to four…

U.S., allies warn of rising recent and future attacks on managed service providers

Written by AJ Vicens May 11, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Cybersecurity authorities in the U.S., U.K., Australia, Canada and New Zealand released a joint advisory Wednesday warning that they “expect malicious…

UK, EU, US formally blame Russia for Viasat satellite hack before Ukraine invasion

Written by AJ Vicens May 10, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The European Union and the United Kingdom formally blamed the Russian government for the Feb. 24 hack of satellite modems in…

FBI arrests 65 in BEC scams that took $51 million from U.S. businesses

Written by Tonya Riley Mar 30, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The FBI and global partners carried out an operation that resulted in the arrest of 65 U.S. individuals that allegedly scammed…

NATO, G-7 leaders promise bulwark against retaliatory Russian cyberattacks

Written by Tim Starks Mar 24, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Western leaders committed Thursday to ratcheting up defenses against Russian cyberattacks on Ukraine and other allies, vowing to improve threat information…

Global Affairs Canada Was Recently Hit by a Cyberattack

The Government of Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is responsible for the country’s diplomatic and consular relations, foreign trade, and the oversight of international development and humanitarian aid…

CISA warns 'most serious' Log4j vulnerability likely to affect hundreds of millions of devices

Written by Tim Starks Dec 13, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Jen Easterly told industry leaders in a phone briefing Monday that a vulnerability in a…

Canadian Citizen Charged for Ransomware Attacks in Alaska

The accused became a suspect when the FBI contacted Canadian intelligence after observing a surge in ransomware attacks in Alaska in 2018. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has announced that…

Canadian hospitals recovering from breach that forced thousands of appointment cancellations

Written by Tim Starks Nov 10, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Intruders accessed patient and employee data after infiltrating health-releated IT systems in a breach that’s only now coming into focus. A…

Ransomware strikes Toronto transit system, disrupting some services

Written by Tim Starks Nov 1, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP A ransomware attack on Toronto’s transit agency knocked some systems offline over the weekend, an incident that occurred days after another…