Security Sentinel #15

Claudiu’s Top Post

Surveillance capitalism or technological globalization: Are the United Arab Emirates using Israeli software to hack the UK government? Read More.

Synthetic Identity Theft

An Ottawa man who filed his taxes early has discovered more than one nasty surprise. Not only does Enrique Rosado owe much more than he thought, his bill shows the 65-year-old has probably been targeted in what experts call a complicated “synthetic identity” scam. Read More.

Ukraine Postal Service Hacked

Ukraine’s national postal service Ukrposhta said it had been hit by a cyberattack on Friday after sales of a postage stamp depicting a Ukrainian soldier making a crude gesture to a Russian warship went online. Read More.

Travel Impacted by Data Breach

Sunwing Airlines Inc. says the network-wide system outage that has grounded travellers and delayed flights to and from sun destinations is still not resolved. Sunwing has apologized for the ongoing delays, which it says are the result of a data security breach affecting its third party provider of passenger handling systems. Read More.

2000 Privacy Breaches at One Hospital

There have been more than 2,000 privacy breaches at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton since 2018. One staff member had accessed 49 different patient files. One of those files belonged to the deceased mother of a Calgary man, Arthur Gallant, who is now taking the organization to court. Read More.

Google and Facebook Privacy Check

So much about you is collected, compiled, and sold to the highest bidder. Shady people finder and data broker sites make it their business to know as much about you as possible. Read More.

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