Quebec woman accused of using botnets and malware to harass

27 year old Valérie Gignac is facing criminal charges for allegedly taking over people’s computers remotely, spying on them through their web cameras and also harassing them through their computer speakers.

Article at TechWorm

Cloudmark’s 2015 Q1 Global Threat Report

The Q1 threat report from Cloudmark covers the impacts seen 6 months after the enforcement of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL).

Last year Canada implemented one of the strongest anti-spam laws in the world, CASL. We took a close look at the impact, and the results surprised us. We saw a 37% reduction in spam originating from Canada, but it wasn’t just spam that went down. Over all, Canadians received 29% less email after CASL was implemented. We believe this is because there was a lot of marketing email which was not technically spam but did not meet the strong requirements for affirmative consent required by CASL.

Full Cloudmark report here

Anti-spam law’s changes to Canadian federal privacy law: A guide for businesses doing e-marketing

This guide is aimed at informing organizations about the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s (OPC) mandate around electronic address harvesting.

It seeks to answer questions organizations may have about how to ensure they comply with PIPEDA when it comes to address harvesting.

Full OPC report here