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Law Enforcement Disrupts LockBit and Taunts Administrator

  • February 29, 2024
  • Clayton Rice, K.C.

A sprawling operation by an international consortium of law enforcement agencies has seized the infrastructure and website of the notorious LockBit ransomware group. Over the last five years the seemingly untouchable purveyor of ransomware-as-a-service rapidly grew into one of the…

On the Cybersecurity Front: Volt Typhoon and Warzone RAT

  • February 15, 2024
  • Clayton Rice, K.C.

The disruption of a botnet and the seizure of internet domains selling a remote access trojan have recently turned the cybersecurity focus on the detection of stealth methods deployed by state sponsored and financially motivated actors. Described as the defining…

Search Warrants and the Doctrine of Severance

  • January 31, 2024
  • Clayton Rice, K.C.

The right of all Canadians to be secure against unreasonable search and seizure protects the right to privacy from unjustified state intrusion. The purpose of the right requires that unjustified searches be prevented before they happen and not merely condemned…

Purpose and Prejudice in Charter Litigation

  • January 15, 2024
  • Clayton Rice, K.C.

The meaning of a constitutional right is ascertained by an analysis of the purpose underpinning the right. Purpose is understood in light of the interests a right is meant to protect. In a case winding its way through the Court…

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