Tag: Law/Crime

30
Oct

Canadian government passes bill that limits privacy on official computers

Even though this may seem like shocking news, people using office computers and network connections have almost no privacy. All their activities and Internet usage can be monitored and also blocked by the network administrators and supervisors.  Although, concerned officials argue that employee monitoring is essential for the safety and security of the company, they…

15
May

2 New Russian Ransomware Scams – Warn Your Employees

From: CyberheistNews Check out their free phishing test at http://www.knowbe4.com/phishing-security-test/  Just in the last week, two new Ransomware scams were found in the wild. One scam accuses the end-user of copyright violation, as content was found on the victim’s PC and has been moved to an encrypted directory. To release the encrypted data, and to prevent…

2
Apr

Visa and Mastercard Credit Card Data Breach

By now, most people have heard about the data breaches of MasterCard and Visa cardholders’ account information. It’s been reported that one and a half million Visa and MasterCard customers’ accounts could be at risk. But according to Global Payments, the company that processes credit card transactions for Visa and MasterCard, in a press release…

19
Mar

Are you considering a BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE policy?

As the world becomes increasingly mobile and more business leaders hire remote workers or permit telecommuting, people will more often find themselves using portable devices – laptops, tablets and smartphones – to do business. Sometimes these devices will be supplied by employers, but more often, the employees will use their own devices for both personal…

23
Jan

Megaupload Shut Down; Four Arrested for Alleged Copyright Infringement, Other Crimes

And so it begins. According to a press release issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Jan. 19, 2012, four people have been arrested and charged as participants in an international organized crime ring. On the list of their alleged crimes is copyright infringement; it is one of the biggest criminal copyright cases…

7
Sep

Strict Anti-Spam Laws Come Into Effect In Canada

As Canada awaits the implementation a new anti-spam law – one of the toughest anti-spam laws in the world – it’s time businesses in the country got down to work and changed their emailing practices. If you run a business in Canada, you’d better take this seriously because those found violating the law will have to pay huge amounts as

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