Canada

Bad news for scammers. Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou has been released on bail

Scammers want you to send $2000 to help Huawei’s CFO bribe her way out of jail.

The Canadian government wants to know how much its citizens really care about privacy

The Government of Canada has created a survey in which it asks citizens to weigh in on how much they value their digital privacy.

David Bisson reports.

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Woman charged with running webcam-hacking network

A woman is arrested in connection with a spree of webcam hacks, after innocent users’ computers were hijacked and videos of their terror uploaded to YouTube.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Microsoft does a U-turn. It *will* email out security advisories after all

Microsoft is *NOT* going to email out security notifications. Microsoft *IS* going to email out security notifications.

Oh, do make up your mind!

Microsoft stops sending out security advisories via email, because of anti-spam law

Many who work in IT security are scratching their heads, having received a message from Microsoft announcing that it will no longer be sending automated emails about security issues and updates for Windows and its other software.

The reason? Anti-spam legislation.

Heartbleed: Teenager charged after Canadian taxpayer hack

A 19-year-old man has been charged in connection with a hack using the Heartbleed bug which leaked 900 social insurance numbers, and caused a Canadian government website to shut down for four days.

Spam filters force Beaver magazine to change its name

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

Gang arrested in Canada for alleged credit card data heist

Read more in my article at Naked Security.