Locked-up computer systems only part of ‘terrifying’ ransomware scourge

Locked-up computer systems only part of ‘terrifying’ ransomware scourge
TORONTO — A shadowy group of cyber criminals that attacked a prominent nursing organization and Canadian Tire store has successfully targeted other companies with clients in governments, health care, insurance and other sectors. Posts on their NetWalker “blog” indicate the recent infiltration of cloud-services company Accreon and document company Xpertdoc, although only the College of Nurses of Ontario has publicly... Read More

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week
TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Meng hearing A Vancouver court will hold a hearing in Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. CFO Meng Wanzhou’s extradition case. Meng’s legal team suffered a setback in August when a judge denied their request to have the contents of six confidential documents released to them.... Read More

Toronto health officer closes 3 restaurants as result of COVID contact tracing

Toronto health officer closes 3 restaurants as result of COVID contact tracing
Toronto’s top public health official has ordered the closure of three downtown restaurants after contact-tracing showed some employees with COVID-19, Toronto Public Health said Saturday. Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s medical officer of health, issued the order late Friday based on data from contact tracing. “TPH found a concerning link involving these locations where many people are connected to more than one of... Read More