[ISN] Chinese cyberattack forces computer shutdown at National Research Council

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/chinese-cyberattack-forces-computer-shutdown-at-national-research-council-1.1936483 By CTVNews.ca Staff July 28, 2014 The federal government’s National Research Council was forced to shut down its computers to stop cyberattacks from China, CTV News has learned. Sources told CTV’s Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife that Chinese hackers had been trying to get into NRC computers for the past month. On Monday, it was decided that a complete shutdown was necessary to stop the hackers from stealing sensitive information. The cyberattack was primarily focused on the NRC, but sources say it has wider implications because the government has converted 43 departments into a shared data service system. […]




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