Highlights/cyberattacks

International, Politics

Canada and allies accuse Russia of ‘malicious cyber-operations’

Canada and several of its key Western allies on Thursday accused Russia’s military intelligence service of a litany of ‘malicious cyber-operations’ including the hacking of the Canadian-based world anti-doping body and an attempt to hack into the chemical weapons watchdog» 

International, Politics

NATO could invoke collective defence if attacked in cyberspace, Stoltenberg warns

NATO could trigger its collective defence mechanism if faced with a devastating cyberattack, the alliance’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday. “NATO takes cyberthreats very seriously because we have seen more and more cyberattacks,” Stoltenberg told reporters in Ottawa during» 

Politics

Electronic spy agency warns of growing cyber threat to Canada’s democratic process

Canada’s electronic spy agency issued a stark warning Friday that foreign nations, hacktivist groups, criminals and simply thrill seekers pose a growing threat as they strive to influence or undermine the country’s democratic process. The new report, released by the» 

International, Politics, Society

News of Russian hacking in U.S. election called ‘explosive’

The head of the British Secret Intelligence Service has added his voice to U.S. officials’ complaints about Russian cyber-interference in domestic political affairs. U.S. Central Intelligence officials recently said Russia had intervened in the presidential election campaign with the specific» 

Society

Canadians ever more internet connected

A new report shows that while Canadians are concerned about cyber security, they are using more internet-connected devices. The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) reports in its annual Internet Factbook that the number of Canadian households with five or more»