Foreign hackers attack Canadian government

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  1. wat0114

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    http://www.cbc.ca/politics/story/2011/02/16/pol-weston-hacking.html
     
  2. The Hammer

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    Wow. I didn't know we had any secrets worth hacking for.:eek:
     
  3. Noob

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    Hahahaha, everyone has their inner secrets :rolleyes:
    Maybe they were looking for you D00d!
     
  4. wat0114

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    LOL! they'll probably never bother us again :D

    It looks as though the same tried and true tactics were used...

    This part is puzzling, as it implies they gained control before the email social engineering trickery, so I wonder how did they gain control??

    Basically it was tricking users into providing private information and opening malicious attachments.
     
  5. vasa1

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    I was just wondering about "Foreign". Was it necessary? Was it conclusive? Does it make someone else less blame-worthy? Oh! Those @#$%$s!
     
  6. buckshee

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    In the last few months it has been a lot of Western countries that have been hit. The US and UK governments had been hit earlier. Looks like it is the Chinese. They just decided to hit Canada now to see if the US and UK documents they got a hold of were true !!!!
     
  7. Pedro

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    I read these news, and sometimes i just don't get it.
    No one has a telephone to ask for passwords, or a fax, people?
    -"I wants me a passwold, i'm a genelal consultant with the secletaly of defense".
    - ~ Snipped as per TOS ~.

    If these networks/servers are important, emailing passwords, or asking for them in the first place, just seems wrong.
     
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