Pierluigi Paganini November 08, 2023
Five Canadian Hospitals impacted by a ransomware attack on TransForm provider

Five Canadian hospitals were victims of a ransomware attack, threat actors claim to have stolen data from them and leaked them. Five Canadian hospitals revealed they were victims of ransomware attacks after threat actors leaked alleged stolen data. The impacted hospitals are Bluewater Health, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Erie Shores HealthCare, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, and Windsor […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 31, 2023
Canada bans WeChat and Kaspersky apps on government-issued mobile devices

Canada banned the Chinese messaging app WeChat and Kaspersky antivirus on government mobile devices due to privacy and security risks. The Government of Canada announced a ban on the use of the WeChat and Kaspersky applications on government-issued mobile devices due to privacy and security risks. The ban will be effective starting from October 30, […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 21, 2023
Pro-Russia hacker group NoName launched a DDoS attack on Canadian airports causing severe disruptions

Pro-Russia hacker group NoName is suspected to have launched a cyberattack that caused border checkpoint outages at several Canadian airports. A massive DDoS cyber attack, likely carried out by Pro-Russia hacker group NoName, severely impacted operations at several Canadian airports last week, reported Recorded Future News. Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) was able to mitigate […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 01, 2023
Canada is going to ban TikTok on government mobile devices

The Canadian government announced it will ban the video app TikTok from all government-issued devices over security concerns. Canada is going to ban the popular Chinese video-sharing app TikTok from the mobile devices of its employees over security concerns. The app will be removed from government devices this week. The app “presents an unacceptable level […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 19, 2020
Nation-state actors from Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea target Canada

Canada Centre for Cyber Security warns of risks related to state-sponsored programs from China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea. A report published by the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, titled “National Cyber Threat Assessment 2020,” warns of risks associated with state-sponsored operations from China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea. The report is based on both […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 05, 2018
Canada blames Russia for cyber attacks against its structures

The Government of Canada blamed the GRU, the Russian military’s intelligence agency, for cyber attacks at the Montreal-based World Anti-Doping Agency. “The government of Canada assesses with high confidence that the Russian military’s intelligence arm, the GRU, was responsible” for these cyber attacks, the foreign ministry said in a statement. [cyber attacks are] “part of a broader […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 21, 2017
Assemblyline – Canada’s CSE intelligence Agency releases its malware analysis tool

Canada’s Communications Security Establishment (CSE) intel agency has released the source code for one of its malware analysis tools dubbed Assemblyline. The Canada’s Communications Security Establishment (CSE) intelligence agency has released the source code for one of its malware detection and analysis tools dubbed Assemblyline. The Assemblyline tool is written in Python and was developed under the […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 22, 2016
Armed Forces recruitment website hacked, visitors redirected to China

Canada Armed Forces recruitment website was taken down after it was hacked and would-be recruits are redirected to a Chinese government page. The Canadian Armed Forces recruitment website was hacked last week, visitors have been redirected to the Chinese government’s main page instead of the legitimate website. According to CTV television, anyone trying to sign […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 01, 2016
Oh Canada! – Canucks under attack in the latest wave of banking Trojan scams

Canadian online users appear to be the current target of the latest wave of email-based phishing campaigns used to deliver banking malware. Canadian online banking users appear to be the current target of the latest wave of email-based phishing campaigns. While Canada hasn’t been exempt from banking malware attacks in the past, it appears that […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 15, 2016
Canadian law enforcement obtained BlackBerry Global encryption Key

A report published by the VICE News confirmed that the Canadian law enforcement obtained the BlackBerry encryption Key under the investigation Op Clemenza. BlackBerry is probably the first mobile vendor that implemented end-to-end encryption to protect communications of its users. Now an embarrassing report published by Vice News revealed that BlackBerry has shared a master Key to […]