Susan Lunn reports:
The federal government was aware a hacker had stolen secret information from the National Research Council last summer for at least three weeks before it notified stakeholders, employees and the public.
That warning went out on July 29, 2014, a day after news of the hacking incident first broke in the news media.
After the employees were notified, the computer network at the National Research Council was isolated from the rest of government and staff were told not to connect from mobile devices such as laptops.
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