Cyber thieves make off with hundreds of thousands of dollars in attack targeting Coast Capital Savings

Coast Capital Savings says 140 members had money stolen from their accounts during a targeted cyber fraud attack in November and December of last year.   The credit union doesn’t know exactly how much is missing but said the loss to each victim was “typically in the magnitude of between $3,000 and $6,000,” meaning thieves got away with many hundreds of thousands of […]

BlackBerry unveils secure smart-city service as CEO opens up about big tech

BlackBerry Inc. is making a play to integrate itself into smart cities and vehicles. The Waterloo, Ont.-based technology company announced Monday that it has built a new service to provide infrastructure for vehicles and traffic lights to exchange information securely. BlackBerry will waive the service fees for the product for automakers and public offices involved in smart city and connected vehicle […]

U.S., China declare 90-day ceasefire on new tariffs: White House

China and the United States have agreed to halt additional tariffs as both nations engage in new trade negotiations with the goal of reaching an agreement within 90 days, the White House said on Saturday after U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping held high-stakes talks in Argentina. Trump agreed not to boost […]

Stocks markets surge on hint of slower rate hikes

Stocks surged on Wall Street, powering a 600-point gain in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, after the head of the Federal Reserve hinted at slower interest rate increases. The market snapped higher shortly after noon Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggested the central bank might consider a pause in its interest rate hikes […]

Unhappy Second Cup franchisees sue coffee chain

A group of Second Cup Ltd. franchisees is suing the struggling Canadian coffee chain, alleging the company’s actions have been detrimental to them. The current and past franchisees outline a long list of complaints against their franchisor in a lawsuit filed earlier this month in the Superior Court of Quebec. None of the allegations has […]

‘You’re gonna lose your money’: Air Canada online glitch leaves retiree on hook for flight he didn’t book

A Winnipeg retiree fought back after finding himself on the hook to pay for an Air Canada flight he didn’t book, and never took. Claude Neblett was charged more than $700 after a website malfunction took his credit card details, but didn’t issue him an airline ticket. “I was very, very angry. Very upset,” said Neblett, […]

WalMart removes third-party ad that described plus-sized women as ‘fat’

Amanda Hanson said she was outraged when she discovered an advertisement on Walmart Canada’s website that described plus-sized women as “fat.” The third-party ad, which has since been taken down, was titled “elegant floral print fat women swimsuit bellyband style beach wear.” It went on to describe the item as the “best choice for fat girls to spend hot […]

Canada still short of police officers trained to spot drug-impaired drivers

The number of police officers trained to recognize drug-impaired drivers is lagging far behind the number that police chiefs said would be needed after cannabis is made legal for recreational use nationwide on Oct. 17. According to a senior government official, 833 Canadian police officers have been trained as drug recognition experts (DREs). That’s a far […]

Facebook says 50 million user accounts affected by security breach

Facebook reported a major security breach in which 50 million user accounts were accessed by unknown attackers. In a blog post, the company says hackers exploited a bug that affected its “View As” feature, which lets people see what their profiles look like to someone else. That would let attackers steal “access tokens,” which are […]