Canadian banks have come under threat by Russian and Ukrainian fraud artists according to MSN. Kaspersky, a popular anti-virus software company, reported that malicious software was being used to steal money from various financial institutions and so far the losses add up to nearly $1 billion USD.
What makes this scheme unique is the fact that these attacks normally target specific bank clients but this malware targets the internal computer system of the bank itself. Once infected, the bank computers are used to forge transactions and create money transfers, they can also command ATM machines to release large amounts of funds at predetermined times. One bank alone lost nearly 8 million dollars.
The Criminal group is made up of Ukrainian and Russian nationals who use remote servers to send infected emails to the banks, according Kaspersky who says that at least 9 Canadian IP addresses were targeted. The Globe and Mail tried to contact Kaspersky to get more information on the Canadian targets but Kaspersky declined to answer because the investigation is still ongoing.
While there are a million and one spots to enjoy a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., including house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mixed drinks, which is a choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
Every Friday night, you can hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.