Howard Solomon

Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@]

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Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for the week ending Friday, Nov. 17, 2023

This episode features discussion on the failure to patch firewalls that led to a huge cyber attack on critical infrastructure in Denmark, and more

Cyber Security Today, Nov. 17, 2023 – A company’s slip may have led to a hack, free AI and incident response advice, and more

This episode reports on claims by a threat actor that they used a former employee's still active credentials for a data theft, and more

Data on current, former Toronto library staff stolen in ransomware attack

Toronto's public library system has acknowledged that the ransomware gang that hit it last month stole personally identifiable data of employees. "At this point in...

Ontario government still silent after hospital ransomware attacks

Six days after being asked for comment, the government of Ontario is still considering a public response to recent cyber attacks on hospitals in...

Many organizations don’t believe they are targets of ransomware gangs: OpenText

Many organizations worry about ransomware but still don't think they are a target, according to a survey released Wednesday by OpenText. The overwhelming majority of...

Cyber Security Today, Nov. 15, 2023 – A new ransomware gang emerges, a patching failure was behind a co-ordinated cyber attack on Denmark, and...

This episode reports on the latest ransomware news, why a sophisticated attack on Denmark's critical infrastructure providers was so effective, and more

Moneris says no ‘critical’ data affected in ransomware gang’s attack

Moneris, which runs a payment card data network used by hundreds of thousands of Canadian businesses, says it prevented access to critical data

Cyber Security Today, Nov. 13, 2023 – attack may be widespread, ransomware operator calls it quits, and more

This episode reports on a cyber attack on the operator of ports in Australia, the hack of a reporter's Experian account, the latest data breaches, and more

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