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Crime


Ticketmaster says data security incident may affect users’ personal information

Ticketmaster has been warning some Canadian customers that their data may have been compromised during a recent security breach. An email sent by the ticket sales platform to customers this week reveals “an unauthorized third party” snagged information from a cloud database hosted by an unnamed third-party data services provider sometime between April 2 and […]

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Spy watchdog raps RCMP over application of protocol to avoid complicity in torture

A federal spy watchdog says a senior RCMP official wrongly considered the importance of a strategic relationship with a foreign organization when deciding whether sharing information posed a risk of torture.  The aim of the Avoiding Complicity in Mistreatment by Foreign Entities Act is to prevent the brutalization of someone in overseas custody due to […]

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B.C. premier urges PM to provide foreign interference information to protect province

British Columbia Premier David Eby is pressing for urgent access to information from Canada’s spy agency to help combat foreign interference at the provincial level, citing allegations involving transnational organized crime, cybersecurity and murder. Eby said Monday he sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, saying B.C. does not have the information it needs […]

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Man charged with threatening FBI agent who had been involved in Hunter Biden laptop investigation

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas man has been charged with allegedly threatening an FBI special agent who had been involved in an investigation into the dissemination of personal data from Hunter Biden’s laptop, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Timothy Muller allegedly called the FBI agent Tuesday shortly after a federal jury in Delaware announced […]

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Five more arrests, including main suspect, in fraud, data theft at Desjardins

Quebec provincial police have arrested five people in connection with a multimillion-dollar fraud and the theft of data belonging to almost 10 million clients of the co-operative financial group Desjardins. Among those arrested, police said Thursday, is the alleged architect of the scheme, Sébastien Boulanger-Dorval, 42, who worked in the marketing department at the financial […]

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Canada’s largest school board says systems operational after cyberattack

Canada’s largest public school board says it is working with police to assess the impact of a recent cyberattack, but its main system remains operational and has not been affected. In a letter to parents, the Toronto District School Board says an unauthorized party gained access to its technology testing environment, which is separate and […]

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Supreme Court partly allows appeal by media over Quebec ‘secret trial’

The Supreme Court of Canada has partly upheld an appeal from the media about a trial held in Quebec behind closed doors involving a police informant, but the high court insists no “secret trial” ever took place. The trial judge and Quebec Court of Appeal acted correctly in keeping information secret that could identify the […]

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Cybersecurity standards emerging in Canada as ransomware business booms

The ransomware business is booming in Canada. Recent victims have included large corporations such as retailer London Drugs, as well as the City of Hamilton, Ont., and the government of Newfoundland and Labrador. But the criminals who sometimes brag of their attacks on the so-called dark web don’t seem fussy about their victims, based on […]

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Key federal agencies ill-equipped to fight growing cybercrime threat, auditor finds

Three key agencies lacked the “capacity and tools” to effectively protect Canadians from cyberattacks and tackle the growing threat of online crime, the federal spending watchdog has found. In a report released Tuesday, Auditor General Karen Hogan describes breakdowns in response, co-ordination, enforcement, tracking, and analysis between and across the organizations. Hogan’s review looked at […]

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First Nations Health Authority in B.C. investigating cybersecurity incident

The First Nations Health Authority in B.C. is investigating after being hit by a cybersecurity attack. The health authority, which bills itself as the first and only provincial one of its kind in Canada, says it became aware on May 13 of “unusual activity” on its corporate network. It says an “unauthorize entity” was intercepted […]

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Assiniboia man arrested for child sex crimes, faces 73 charges

A historic sexual assault case spanning nearly 20 years was the subject of a special news conference at RCMP Headquarters in Regina last week. C/Supt. Ted Munro, Saskatchewan RCMP’s Criminal Operations Officer, explained how investigation into a home-based licensed daycare in Assiniboia resulted in the arrest of Richard John Dyke, 47, late last year.. “Coronach […]

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Peel Police negligence forces withdrawal of fraud charges against man formerly in control of Children’s Aid Society finances

Peel police incompetence has, once again, led to the withdrawal of charges in a high profile case. A year-and-a-half of protracted courtroom appearances, delayed disclosure and postponed trial dates have led to charges against Marino Cader, a former Peel Children’s Aid Society employee, who had allegedly defrauded the organization of approximately $180,000, being withdrawn. The […]

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