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Ransomware in 2020

Ransomware is becoming an epidemic in the cybersecurity world, with new strains being created continuously by criminals to extort money out of unsuspecting users. Cybercriminals are becoming more and more sophisticated. From the comfort of their own homes without any physical contact, they can launch virtual kidnappings of valuable digital assets and hold them hostage … Continue reading Ransomware in 2020

Celebrating those individuals who have gone above and beyond in 2019

Cytelligence was thrilled to honour our best & brightest at the 2019 Cytelligence Christmas and Awards Dinner in Toronto, Ontario. The night started off with an exclusive cocktail reception followed by an awards dinner and ceremony. “Our awards are a special time when our people get the opportunity to recognize their colleagues, call out outstanding … Continue reading Celebrating those individuals who have gone above and beyond in 2019

As Seen in Forbes: Spearphishing – A Story Behind The Numbers

It’s hard to read about cybercrime without seeing the term “phishing.” This is where a hacker sends you a seemingly legitimate link, from a seemingly legitimate source. The problem, of course, being that the link in question was created for the sole purpose of stealing your money or your data. This type of crime has … Continue reading As Seen in Forbes: Spearphishing – A Story Behind The Numbers

Evolving trends in ransomware are bad news for businesses

Ransomware is shifting targets, moving from victimizing consumers to attacking enterprises, where infections rose by 12% in 2018 even as overall ransomware infections were down, according to Symantec’s 2019 Internet Security Threat Report. Cyber criminals are flexing their muscles, with one expert seeing a “major increase” in organized crime. “This trend has been going up … Continue reading Evolving trends in ransomware are bad news for businesses

CBC NEWS – Digital forensics ‘vitally important’ to Bruce McArthur murder investigation: expert

Daniel Tobok E: dtobok@cytelligence.com Posted on: March 20, 2019 Digital forensics experts are assisting with the investigation of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur to unlock a trove of electronic data that may provide clues about how his victims died. This electronic information, typically gathered from smartphones and computers, can unlock a suspect's behaviour by providing … Continue reading CBC NEWS – Digital forensics ‘vitally important’ to Bruce McArthur murder investigation: expert

How your personal info could fall prey to the dark web

Daniel Tobok E: dtobok@cytelligence.com Posted on: March 20, 2019 The sale and transfer of illegal goods and services on the dark web is growing at an alarming rate, says a cyber security expert. Adrian Ghobrial with the simple way your personal information could become a part of the billion dollar industry.

Organizations still fall short on cyber security, Canadian breach response expert tells privacy conf

Daniel Tobok E: dtobok@cytelligence.com Posted on: March 20, 2019 There's a reason serious criminals are called 'organized crime:' Because they're well-organized. Here's how well: According to Ed Dubrovsky, managing director at Cytelligence, a large Canadian breach response company, some groups have "mind-blowing" capabilities, including running analytics against merged lists of stolen personal data. Unfortunately, he … Continue reading Organizations still fall short on cyber security, Canadian breach response expert tells privacy conf