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How hackers use unsuspecting companies’ websites to help ‘mine’ for online currency

VANCOUVER—Anyone casually surfing the internet at home can be deployed as an unwittingly productive member of a hacker’s workforce, a practice known as “cryptojacking” that is on the rise. Internet sleuths have discovered malicious code on the websites of several major companies — including Canada’s Loblaw Companies Ltd. — left by cryptojackers looking to break into computers and commandeer their …

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Stu Cowan: What’s going on with the Canadiens’ Carey Price?

The “minor” lower-body injury Carey Price suffered more than two weeks ago is starting to fail the smell test. Last Tuesday morning, the Canadiens announced Price would take two days off the ice because his injury suffered Nov. 2 in Minnesota wasn’t getting any better through on-ice workouts with goalie coach Stéphane Waite. Nothing to worry about was the message, …

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TransCanada Keystone pipeline leaks 795,000 litres of crude oil in South Dakota

About 5,000 barrels of oil, or about 795,000 litres, gushed out of the Keystone pipeline on Thursday in South Dakota, blackening a grassy field in the remote northeast part of the state and sending cleanup crews and emergency workers scrambling to the site. “This is not a little spill from any perspective,” said Kim McIntosh, an environmental scientist with the …

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