Huawei is ‘growing astronomically’ despite allegations it spies for China

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The arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer is just the latest controversy to hit the tech giant which has been accused of conducting espionage activities for the Chinese government. “We don’t know to what extent they might be considered an arms length business and to what extent they might be simply an arm of the Chinese government,”… Read more »

Security agencies warn of foreign espionage threat to company networks

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Canadian companies should watch out when they use technology supplied by state-owned companies from countries that want to steal corporate secrets, the country’s security agencies have warned. The RCMP organized two workshops last March — one in Calgary, the other in Toronto — to raise awareness about threats to critical systems, including espionage and foreign… Read more »

How the Dutch foiled Russian ‘cyber-attack’ on OPCW

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Four Russians, a car full of electronic equipment, and a foiled plot to hack the world’s foremost chemical weapons watchdog. The Dutch security services say Russia planned a cyber-attack on the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague earlier this year. At a press conference on Thursday, Defence Minister Ank Bijleveld… Read more »

A Quebecer spoke out against the Saudis – then learned he had spyware on his iPhone

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It started with a tub of protein powder. Omar Abdulaziz ordered one on Amazon in late June and was waiting for it to arrive at his Sherbrooke, Que., apartment. Abdulaziz didn’t think much of it when he received a text message later that day from DHL with a link to a tracking number, stating his package was on its… Read more »

Privacy commissioner calling on wireless networks to plug security gap

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Canada’s privacy watchdog is sounding the alarm about the threat of hackers intercepting mobile phone communications from a single phone number. In his annual report, Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien responded to an investigative report by Radio-Canada-CBC. “Thanks to a report broadcast last November by the CBC and the Radio Canada, we became aware of a security… Read more »

Why Russian trolls may be more excited that the NFL is back than you are

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Millions of Americans are looking forward to the return of Sunday NFL football this weekend. And somewhere in St. Petersburg, a group of Russian trolls likely is too. The same Kremlin-linked group that posed as Americans on social media during the 2016 US presidential election has repeatedly exploited the controversy surrounding the NFL and players… Read more »