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 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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  1. Tony - June 19, 2015


    I see mention of DDoS, but what was the ‘breach’ component? Was there any level of infiltration, defacement, or exfiltration?

    Thank you!

    • Dissent - June 19, 2015

      AFAIK, the govt. is now saying that no personal data were stolen. Last Friday, they had sent an alert indicating large amounts of stolen data, but they backed off that the same day and replaced it with a caution that members of Parliament should be alert to phishing attacks to obtain information.

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