Chinese cyberattack infiltrated system holding personal data

Well, I wasn’t going to post anything about this hack because it didn’t seem any personal information was involved, but now it seems that there was personal info involved, so….

Andrea Janus reports:

A highly sophisticated cyberattack against Canada’s National Research Council infiltrated a system that contained personal information, the privacy commissioner’s office said Thursday.
Canadian officials have put the blame on the attack on the Chinese government.

The privacy commissioner was first informed of a security breach on July 23 and was told on Monday that the personal data was in fact exposed.

A spokesperson for the ministry told CTV News that while the attack is a “serious security issue,” the full extent of the breach is not yet known.

Read more on CTV. China vehemently denies the allegations.

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