Cable / Telecom

CRTC reverses compliance and enforcement staff decision


By Denis Carmel OTTAWA – Last week, on May 19, the CRTC issued a decision to reverse a previous decision and cancel penalties worth $250,000 against two companies delivering ads on computers without the consent of their owners, contrary to the Anti-Spam Act. In 2015, investigators from the Commission identified five IP addresses linked to Datablocks and Sunlight Media Networks “that appeared to be redirecting users to webpages hosting exploit kits.” “An ‘exploit kit’ is a collection of multiple exploits that affect unsecure software applications. Each exploit kit is customized to search for specific vulnerabilities and execute the corresponding exploit...