News archive - September 2019

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Second-year CS student Anne Chung and her teammate Lena Nguyen win privacy-themed Citizen Hacks competition

Lena Nguyen and Anne Chun

A pair of second-year University of Waterloo students shared the top prize at the inaugural Citizen Hacks, a recent hackathon focused on creating technology to protect privacy.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Professor Florian Kerschbaum comments on City of Stratford’s ransomware attack

Picture of Dr. Florian Kerschbaum

On April 14, 2019, hackers targeted Stratford City Hall with a ransomware attack, which led to several crucial servers becoming unresponsive and unavailable. The attacker had installed malware on six of the city’s physical servers and on two virtual servers, then encrypted all systems so staff could not access information. The attack affected the city’s email system and online forms.

  1. 2020 (5)
    1. October (1)
    2. July (1)
    3. May (1)
    4. April (1)
    5. March (1)
  2. 2019 (16)
    1. December (1)
    2. November (1)
    3. October (2)
    4. September (2)
    5. August (2)
    6. July (2)
    7. June (2)
    8. March (2)
    9. February (1)
    10. January (1)
  3. 2018 (7)
    1. September (1)
    2. July (2)
    3. June (1)
    4. February (1)
    5. January (2)