Government Sector

Hackers attack City of Dawson Creek’s computer systems

Andrew Kurjata reports: The City of Dawson Creek says its computer systems were hacked Thursday in an apparent ransomware attack. In a notice posted online, Mayor Dale Bumstead said city files were temporarily encrypted, making them impossible to access. Read more on CBC News.

Cyber criminal jailed over National Lottery hack

A cyber criminal has today been jailed for nine months for committing offences against the National Lottery, after a National Crime Agency investigation. Anwar Batson, 29, of Lancaster Road, Notting Hill, London, was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court after admitting four offences under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 and one fraud charge. In November...

SG: Public healthcare cluster NHG fined $6,000 for not securing personal data

Hariz Baharudin reports: Public healthcare cluster National Healthcare Group (NHG) has been fined $6,000 for failing to secure personal data – a year after another healthcare cluster, SingHealth, received a record fine after a breach in its database. Five other companies, including Safra and Creative Technology, have also been sanctioned over the past two months...

More details revealed on 2018 Moose jaw police privacy breach

CKOM reports: In the fall of 2018, the Moose Jaw Police Service fired two workers “inappropriately accessing police information records”, and now more details have been released on what happened in a report from the Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner. In the report from the commissioner released on Tuesday, it described the privacy breaches as “snooping”....