As if online dating wasn't sketchy enough, now you have to worry about hackers. About 20 million accounts on a Russia-based dating website called Topface, according to a report by Bloomberg. About 40% of the data came from European users.
Thousands of items from Canadian military uniforms were stolen or lost last year and the NDP is calling for the Conservatives to explain the security breach.
“Over half a million dollars’ worth of military uniforms and equipment have been stolen or lost, and the Conservative response is inertia,” said NDP defence critic Jack Harris in a statement. “At a time when Conservatives are rushing through anti-terror legislation with no consultation, they are allowing this clear danger to public safety to worsen, unchecked.”
Foursquare is still making gains in users and check-ins, with the company reporting in December of last year that it had reached 45 million registered users and surpassed 5 billion check-ins. That's up from January 2013, when Foursquare had 30 million registered users, a 50% gain in just under one year. (Foursquare did not say how many of those registered users are active each month.)
Several news websites, including CBC News, have been hacked by a group thought to be the Syrian Electronic Army.
The hack resulting in a pop-up on our site has been fixed. You may still see the pop-up as the fix takes time to propagate through DNS. ^jb
If you're a renter whose landlord insists on a paper check in the age of credit cards, auto-pay, and mobile payments, you aren't alone. In fact, your dilemma is so common that RadPad, an app that lets users browse real estate listings, has released a feature that translates your credit or debit card payments — and soon, according to the press release, Apple Pay — into paper checks.
One week after he was revealed to be the highest-paid elected official in Canada, Kwikwetlem First Nation Chief Ron Giesbrecht claimed in his first official statement that he is actually “one of the lowest paid Chiefs in the country.”
While it is true Mr. Giesbrecht earned only $4,800 in his role as chief of the 82-member Metro Vancouver nation, he was paid an $800,000 bonus in 2013-14 because he was also serving as the band’s economic development officer, a job that gave him $80,000 a year and a 10% cut of all new “capital projects and business opportunities.”
The New York Times and Twitter Inc. had their Internet registrations hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army, rendering at least parts of their sites inaccessible, the company that controls the data said.
The Federal government keeps a website that collects all the information on malware and hack attacks and sends warnings out when some big new virus is on the move. It's called the NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD) and its considered the bible of virus/malware information. It's been hacked and down since March 8.