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OPP raising cyber security awareness for Fraud Prevention Month

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch, Serious Fraud Office Ontario (SFO) and its Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) partners are launching their annual Fraud Prevention Month campaign. During the month of March, the OPP, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), CAFC and the Competition Bureau of Canada are joining police

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MOH, OPP assisting in investigation of suspected ransomware attack at Kingston hospital

A number of government agencies are assisting in the investigation into a suspected ransomware attack at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, according to the Ministry of Health. “The Ministry of Health is aware of a potential REvil Ransomware incident at Kingston Health Science Centre. Kingston Health Science Centre is continuing to

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Cybercriminals pose as original senders, warn Kingston Police

Working with a third-party organization can be a great help, but what happens if that third party falls victim to a cybersecurity attack? Kingston Police is warning that not only could your organization’s shared data be exposed, but you may become the target of a very unique phishing attack. According

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Ransomware expert suggests suspect in RMC cyber attack

Network services are still down at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) in Kingston, following a cyber attack on Friday, July 3. While classes will proceed as scheduled using a contingency setup, the academic network that normally handles administration, email, student communications and research remains offline. “To prevent damage

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Motives unclear as cyber attack shuts down RMC network

Kingston’s Royal Military College is one of four military training schools in Canada targeted in a mysterious cyber attack. Discovered on the morning of Friday, Jul. 3, 2020, the attack has temporarily disabled the University’s online network. “It looks like all their core systems got hit,” said David Skillicorn, a

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Kingston Police warn local businesses about rise in email scams

  In light of a recent increase of email and internet scams, Kingston Police are reminding local businesses and corporations to be vigilant. According to Kingston Police, phishing attacks are at an all-time high. Phishing scams use brand impersonation, and cyber criminals will pose as familiar companies so they can

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