Chinese hackers attack Canadian government

By Emil ยท 24 replies
Feb 17, 2011
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  1. Chinese hackers recently conducted a massive cyberattack on Canadian government websites and employees, giving them access to an abundance of highly classified federal information. The attack, first detected last month, was initially mentioned by the government as an attempt to access their computers. This is inaccurate, according to a number of anonymous sources cited by the CBC.

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  2. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    Those Chinese again eh...:rolleyes:
  3. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    Hwy attack Canada lol. Anyways I hope to god governments around the world don't have there nukes connected to the internet.
  4. Everyone wants the secret recipe for maple syrup.
  5. inb4 chinese gov't conspiracy theories
  6. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    Free penis enlargement pump! Yay! All I have to do is register on your site? Awesome! Why not put the same password into some random site I use to log onto my government computer and world of warcraft?

    I have been "hacked" oh nos!

    Sounds like these people got tricked by the same tactic people use to steal wow accounts... People stop using the same password for everything especially when signing up to random websites..
  7. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    So you mean Inb4 obvious facts?
  8. @ Princeton

    Exactly :V
  9. Ahmed90

    Ahmed90 TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +10

    well.. almost in every single governments cyber-attacks in the last 2 years thy only say Chinese Chinese North Korean Chinese and in the same time thy say anonymous eh..

    how hard is it for any average hacker to change his internet/network route etc... ?

    i don't think China nor there hackers are that stupid to attack other governments directly and say "hey hey we are Chinese hackers blame it on us" O.o
  10. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    Chinese hackers means they are from china, it does not imply they are with the chinese government, you assumed that.
  11. Why Canada?

    What did we do?
  12. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 819   +343

  13. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

  14. Feeling's mutual, Princeton...

    Just kidding (sort of) ;P
  15. M1r

    M1r TS Enthusiast Posts: 45

    Coca cola is cracked, next maple syrup. Next, KFC.
  16. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    I didn't think we had anything good to steal.
  17. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 819   +343

    You don't. Hacking the Canadian government is akin to interrogating an American for dietary advice.
  18. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    Obviously this was just practice. A trial run to hack something worthwhile in the future. <3 canada
  19. emzdhr

    emzdhr TS Rookie

    You are absolutely right.. but honestly! I don't think that they are just bunch of people try'n to have fun or whatever.. in my personal opinion, there is something big behind this hack..!!

    well.. no matter how small or big the information you got in Canada is.. it is still considered a strategic location to to start ((something)) against America or whatever, if they have the Intention to..
    speaking theoretically..
  20. remember the saying 'don't judge a book by its cover'? yes we are not talking about books nor people's personality but what is inside that something we sees.. as we all should know, the responsible hackers could be from anywhere.. re-routing or not, these people are not only limited at creating security issues in cyber space but they have toyed around with people mentally.. ANYTHING, and i mean ANYTHING are not safe anymore on the internet and yet internet is what connects everything we have in our lives be it important or not..

    So i would strongly suggest to all, do not rely on the internet on EVERYTHING anymore. not only it's dangerous, but it's mentally, psychologically, and physiologically torturing to think that one day.. just one day, everything you have is gone with a few clicks of button..

    The Terminator scenarios enters now..
  21. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,681   +1,080

    Then what the heck are you doing here?

    Anywho... I'm waiting for China to hack China. Also we need some more helpful hackers XD
  22. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 819   +343

    I'm guessing he's finding it difficult to type while donning that tin-foil hat
  23. w3b0n

    w3b0n TS Rookie Posts: 38

    make them believe that the attack came from china, everyone will fall into it.
  24. winterwolf1223

    winterwolf1223 TS Rookie Posts: 55

    Only your fail cyber defense to blame. I bet every single Govt has hackers trying to get info from other countries. And I bet we US have them too. We dont get hacked easily =P
  25. TJGeezer

    TJGeezer TS Enthusiast Posts: 385   +10

    Celine Dion.

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