New ransomware posing as COVID‑19 tracing app targets Canada; ESET offers decryptor

ESET researchers dissect an Android app that masquerades as an official COVID-19 contact-tracing app and encrypts files on the victim’s device. New ransomware CryCryptor has been targeting Android users in Canada, distributed via two websites under the guise of an official COVID-19 tracing app provided by Health Canada. ESET researchers analyzed the ransomware and created … More New ransomware posing as COVID‑19 tracing app targets Canada; ESET offers decryptor

Wajam: From start-up to massively-spread adware

How a Montreal-made “social search engine” application has managed to become widely-spread adware, while escaping consequences. Background Wajam Internet Technologies is a start-up founded in December 2008 by Martin-Luc Archambault (a famous entrepreneur in Quebec) and based in Montreal, Canada. The core product of the company is a social search engine application (i.e. it allows … More Wajam: From start-up to massively-spread adware

Cybersecurity a big concern in Canada as cybercrime’s impact grows

90% of Canadians surveyed agreed that cybercrime was an important “challenge to the internal security of Canada”. According to new research being published today, most Canadians now see cybercrime as a threat to their country, while many also believe that their chances of being victimized by cybercrime are increasing. These are some of the key findings of … More Cybersecurity a big concern in Canada as cybercrime’s impact grows

Two Canadian banks warn attackers may have stolen customer data

Simplii Financial and Bank of Montreal are believed to have suffered a twin attack that was soon followed by blackmail threats. Two Canadian banks have announced that cybercriminals may have made off with the data of up to 90,000 of the banks’ customers in apparent security breaches, according to a CBC.ca report. Online bank Simplii Financial … More Two Canadian banks warn attackers may have stolen customer data

World’s biggest DDoS marketplace taken down, six suspected admins nabbed

For as little as $15 per month, anyone with a criminal bent could rent the services of webstresser.org to take down a targeted site. An international law enforcement operation has shut down a website widely thought to be the world’s biggest marketplace for hiring distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, according to an announcement by the United Kingdom’s National … More World’s biggest DDoS marketplace taken down, six suspected admins nabbed