Cable & Telecom

New CRTC proceeding to tackle botnets

GATINEAU — The CRTC today launched a new consultation on its proposed network-level blocking framework to limit botnet traffic and strengthen Canadians’ online safety. Botnets are harmful networks of malware-infected computers which are under the control of a malicious actor and are known to facilitate some of the most damaging cyber attacks, including ransomware and identity theft. Botnets also enable spam distribution and distributed denial-of-service attacks. “Malicious botnet attacks are a serious and recurring concern. Almost every week, we see another organization victimized by ransomware or hear of a fellow citizen lured in by a phishing scam. With the launch...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.