Canadian real-estate company Brookfield Residential has faced a data breach by DarkSide, a new ransomware group has downloaded confidential data from the company’s website. Professor David Skillicorn provides further details on the hacker’s potential strategy behind the attack.
Dr. Skillicorn says it’s entirely plausible that technology robbed and copied by a rival was the final straw that took down an already struggling company.
Read more in the National Post: Did Huawei bring down Nortel? Corporate espionage, theft, and the parallel rise and fall of two telecom giants
Dr. Skillicorn says people stealing packages are taking a risk because they don’t know if the homeowner has a camera installed.
A U.S. study shows over 11 million households have fallen victim to thieves stealing packages that are being delivered and dropped on your doorstep. Now a Canadian company has come up with a new design to secure your orders. Mike Drolet reports.
Source on Global TV National: New delivery pods aim to thwart porch pirates
In the wake of the shooting that was live streamed at the Christchurch Mosque on March 15th, 2019, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called a Christchurch Call to Action Summit, a push for tech companies to prevent users from publishing hateful content on social media.
Dr. David Skillicorn provides commentary to Global News on the current status of tech companies in their role in preventing extremist content being made public on major social media platforms.
The Globe and Mail reported that Christian Leuprecht, Art Cockfield, and David Skillicorn submitted a letter to the Finance Department, calling on Ottawa to remove $100 and $50 bill from circulation due to money laundering issues. Read the full article here:
Professor Skillicorn was also featured on Business News Network recently talking about Canada’s Huawei predicament.
David Skillicorn comments on the recent report on the arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer. Read more here:
David Skillicorn was featured in a Yahoo Canada article talking about how the town of Midland, Ontario could have prevented their data from being held ransom by a hacker.
You can read the full article here.
Dr. Skillicorn discusses the hack and the ransom paid to recover some of the data.
Source: CBC Radio
Professor David Skillicorn is in the news today. The Smith School’s publication, Insight, has an article about the work he did with Lynette Purda-Heeler and Pam Murphy on fraud transmission via language:
The Queen’s School of Computing is pleased to announce that David Skillicorn is in the news today, interviewed by the Belleville Intelligencer in an article entitled Complex war on child porn