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Digitally-connected young Canadians are regular targets of ‘phishing’ scams

Digitally-connected young Canadians are regular targets of ‘phishing’ scams

According to the findings of a new survey published by Visa Canada, digitally-connected young Canadians are regular targets of 'phishing' scams, in which fraudsters attempt to steal their financial information - including bank account number, card numbers, and social insurance numbers - for personal gain.

Hackers set off 60,000 security alerts at Neiman Marcus while stealing customers’ credit card numbers

Hackers set off 60,000 security alerts at Neiman Marcus while stealing customers

According to a Bloomberg Businessweek report, approximately 60,000 security alerts were set off by hackers when they stole the credit card numbers of Neiman Marcus customers between July and October 2013.

Microsoft releases temporary fix for IE zero-day vulnerability targeted by Operation SnowMan hackers

Microsoft releases temporary fix for IE zero-day vulnerability targeted by Opera

On Wednesday, software giant Microsoft released a temporary solution - 'Fix It' - for preventing exploitation of a new zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE). The temporary fix from Microsoft comes almost one week after reports revealed that the vulnerability was being leveraged by hackers in "limited targeted attacks."

President Obama’s CTO responds to 105K people who signed WeThePeople petition

President Obama’s CTO responds to 105K people who signed WeThePeople petit

In a recently-released official blog post, President Barack Obama's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Todd Park responded to the 105K people who signed an official petition on WeThePeople in an attempt to prevent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from executing a move in which different rates could be charged from some websites for different speeds.

White House releases a set of guidelines to combat increase in cybersecurity attacks

White House releases a set of guidelines to combat increase in cybersecurity att

In an evident attempt to fight the disquieting increase in the number of cybersecurity attacks, the White House has recently provided a set of cybersecurity guidelines for IT infrastructure firms.

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