Jukasa News Update – Monday, November 14, 2016
Lawyers launch class-action suit in casino cyber-attack
A class action lawsuit against Casino Rama is being filed at Superior Court today after hackers stole sensitive information from the casino’s internal computer systems.
Lawyers announced the class action Friday, inviting possible victims including casino patrons, employees and vendors to sign on.
Stolen information was collected during the cyber attack spanning twelve years of information including employee incident reports, payroll data, client information, social insurance numbers and other highly sensitive information.
Lawyers called the cyberattack a “massive security breech”.
Officials for the casino said they “deeply regret and recognize the seriousness of the issue”.
Study will address losses to indigenous people near Fort McMurray wildfires
The Red Cross is funding a study to look at how wildfires in Fort McMurray last spring affected indigenous and Metis people in the region.
The study involves five first nations communities in the Athabasca Tribal Council along with the Wood Buffalo, Willow lake and Chard Metis communities.
Officials estimate around 10,000 indigenous people live in the region and which consumed their traditional hunting and trapping areas.
The Red Cross says the study will be completed in 18 months and information shared with local governments.
Jewish memorial service for Leonard Cohen in Montreal
An intimate memorial service was held in Montreal for music icon Leonard Cohen Thursday.
The traditional jewish ceremony laid the artist to rest beside three generation of his family at the synagogue he grew up in.
Reps from the family say Cohen passed Monday.
A second memorial is expected in Los Angeles later this week.
Police pursue suspect after shots fired in a house
Six Nations Police arrested a man after he went on a rampage, firing a gun inside a local home and fleeing police.
Fourteen bullet holes were found in the upstairs ceiling of the home.
The man was reported to police to be suicidal but fled before police arrived.
Police said they engaged in a high speed chase with the suspect, who was driving a white Camero.
The suspect ran one officer off the road and rear ended another vehicle.
No one was injured in that vehicle.
Loris Brent Hill was eventually arrested after he crashed again with police and hit a hydro pole on Seneca Road. Police said there was a loaded rifle in the front passenger seat.
Hill was held for a 72 hour mental health assessment and charged with a long list of charges including possession of a weapon, flight from police failing to stop at an accident and dangerous driving.
US announces working on “path forward” for Dakota Access pipeline
The US Department of Justice announced Friday it is working on the next steps for a “path forward” for the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing at Lake Oahe.
Tribal Chairman David Archambault said the only possible path forward for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is a decision that denies the pipeline’s completion or subjects it to a full environmental impact statement and tribal consultation.
Archambault says DAPL has continued construction hastily to either side of the Missouri River without a permit and after the US government asked the company to stop.
The tribal chairman urged people around the world to join in peaceful opposition as the tribe awaits word on the pipeline’s fate.
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