CRA Data Breach

CRA data breach
Data breach exposes passwords to nearly 10,000 user accounts. On Saturday, August 15, 2020, the Treasury Board of Canada announced that the Canada Revenue Agency's (CRA) website was hacked and that 9,041 user accounts were compromised. The CRA responded by shutting down their website and canceling the affected accounts. They are currently contacting the users.Even …

Warning! Russian Malware attacking routers.

“Turn off your router now,” says FBI. According to the FBI Russian malware called Fancy Bear has infected thousands of routers and has the potential to spread quickly. The malware can allow the perpetrators to collect information by reading people’s internet activity, like email, web browsing, passwords etc.. The FBI states people should turn off their routers …

Netflix Scam

There is a new assault on Netflix subscribers by scammers, that isn’t so new. However, it is more sophisticated than in past attempts. The latest email scam specifically targets Netflix subscribers and it is particularly clever, which is to say that it’s especially dangerous. According to a report from Deadline, scammers are firing off emails with the …

Swift-based ransomware targets Mac pirated software seekers

There is a new ransomware for Macs that has been discovered. It is “poorly coded” in Swift programming language. It encrypts the user’s files and demands payment to get your files back. In the end, regardless if you pay or not, your files will not be decrypted. The ransomware is found in Bit Torrent sites …

‘Xagent’- Another malware scare? Is it a real threat?

In the last few weeks there have been two new announcements of malware for Macs, MacDownloader and Xagent. If you listen to the security experts, they are to be feared and you should buy anit-virus and anti-malware software, which coincidentally many of these same companies sell. The question is, are they real threats to the …