Anonymous Strikes Again: Canadian Government Experiences Security Breach
Taelor Bentley writes:
The infamous hacker group “Anonymous” reportedly conducted an attack against the Canadian government on Wednesday. This attack made multiple government websites go dark, including Canada.ca and the websites for the Department of Foreign Affairs, Transport Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, and Justice Canada. This hack was supposedly in protest against the government’s controversial new security legislation. Bill C-51, or the Anti-terrorism Act, that would broaden the mandate of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). Exact ramifications of the attack are unknown, but it’s almost certainly the latest in a string of efforts by Anonymous to protest increased surveillance in various nations.
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Tony - June 19, 2015
I see mention of DDoS, but what was the ‘breach’ component? Was there any level of infiltration, defacement, or exfiltration?