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Iranians Indicted In Hacking Conspiracy

  • September 15, 2022
  • Clayton Rice, K.C.

The United States Department of Justice unsealed an indictment yesterday charging three Iranian nationals with carrying out cyber attacks against global critical infrastructure. The targets included government entities, accounting firms and power companies. The alleged goal of the campaign was…

Fog Reveal and the Data Brokers

  • August 31, 2022
  • Clayton Rice, K.C.

The buying and selling of information is the staple of the data brokering industry. Information about income, education, ethnicity, religious beliefs, political views and geolocation data are peeled from publicly available sources that may include census records, social media sites…

Do You Know What Sensitive Data Is?

  • August 15, 2022
  • Clayton Rice, K.C.

Personal information is distinguishable from personally identifiable information in that the latter can be used to uniquely identify a specific individual. Both have been described as sensitive data although personal information cannot be used standing alone to uniquely identify an…

Canada’s New Privacy Bill

  • July 31, 2022
  • Clayton Rice, K.C.

Data protection laws are essential to governing the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by private sector organizations in the modern economic environment. On June 16, 2022, the Canadian government tabled a Bill designed to update the federal private…

What Is Trickbot?

  • July 16, 2022
  • Clayton Rice, K.C.

Trickbot is both a sophisticated trojan malware and the alleged cybercrime syndicate that developed it. The malware was historically deployed to steal banking credentials but its capabilities were later expanded to create a complete modular malware ecosystem. In a report…

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