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Experts battle growing online crime

  • posted Feb 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Online privacy and security experts gathered in Victoria on the weekend to share strategies to protect computer networks they say are "under attack like never before."

Charles Wordsworth, technology security consultant and vice president of Privacy and Access Council of Canada, said the days of teenage computer hackers making mischief have been replaced by organized crime, much of it based in Eastern Europe.

A key concern is breaking into computer networks that collect personal information. The attraction is simple, Wordsworth said. Online criminals work in secret, with little risk to them as they search for weaknesses.

60 Minute Kids' Club running from Jan. 15 to March 15

  • posted Jan 15, 2014at 1:00 PM

The program encourages students, parents in B.C. to live a healthy, active lifestyle, and provides health and vegetable/fruit trackers.

National fitness day proposed

  • posted Nov 25, 2013at 2:00 PM

B.C. senator Nancy Greene Raine and MP John Weston call for action to stop "epidemic of obesity" among youth

Poll finds B.C. drivers confident of snow skills, doubt need for winter tires

  • posted Nov 12, 2013at 2:00 PM

Insights West/BCAA survey finds just a third of motorists admit to 'freaking out' when it snows

Are your tires ready for winter roads?

  • posted Oct 29, 2013at 4:00 PM

Some "all season" tires are good enough for winter roads in B.C., but not all of them

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