Leaked Snowden documents outline the Canadian cyber warfare systems

By Justin Kahn · 9 replies
Mar 23, 2015
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  1. [parsehtml]<p><img alt="leaked documents reveal canada advanced cyber warfare capabilities " src="https://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2015/03/2015-03-23-image-8.jpg" /></p> <p>After years of leaked documents courtesy of infamous former intelligence agent Edward Snowden, it appears more information is still <a href="https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/03/23/canada-cse-hacking-cyberwar-secret-arsenal/">trickling out</a>. This time, new details from Snowden <a href="http://gizmodo.com/leaked-documents-reveal-canadas-advanced-cyber-warfare-1693054429">outline</a> some of the capabilities the Canadian government has with regards to cyber warfare and anti-terrorism.</p> <p>Apparently, the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) in Canada has developed a large arsenal of cyber tools and weapons capable of completely shutting down an adversary&rsquo;s systems, among other things. This arsenal is able to both disable and destroy a target network, but also take control of it anonymously. Reports suggest these computer network tools are likely designed for attacks on things like transportation, banking and electrical grid infrastructure.</p> <p>While it appears that many of the tools the Canadians are using are indeed borrowed from the NSA in some way or other, the CSE has active computer network access on a number foreign targets, according to reports. The Canadians are said to be monitoring targets in the &ldquo;Middle East, North Africa, Europe, and Mexico.&quot;</p> <p>The leaked documents further demonstrate the Canadian government&rsquo;s involvement in tactics of this nature. It has previously been <a href="https://www.techspot.com/search/?cx=partner-pub-7395890353660701%3Aj5claj-6kfy&amp;cof=FORID%3A11&amp;ie=ISO-8859-1&amp;q=canada+nsa">named several times</a> with regards to NSA operations and has previously been said to be <a href="https://www.techspot.com/news/55518-snowden-documents-say-canadian-intelligence-agency-uses-airport-wifi-to-track-passengers.html">tracking airport passengers</a> via WiFi as they pass through the airport.</p> <p class="grey">Image via <a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-178059641/stock-photo-canada-flag-on-grunge-background.html?src=w21z_t7xGOz86ml7Hoa_TQ-1-57">Shutterstock</a></p><p><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/60134-leaked-snowden-documents-outline-canadian-cyber-warfare-systems.html' target='_blank'>Permalink to story.</a></p><p class='permalink'><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/60134-leaked-snowden-documents-outline-canadian-cyber-warfare-systems.html'>https://www.techspot.com/news/60134-leaked-snowden-documents-outline-canadian-cyber-warfare-systems.html</a></p>[/parsehtml]
  2. "Canadians are said to be monitoring targets in the “Middle East, North Africa, Europe, and Mexico."


    Canada and the U.S. are pretty close with military and government operations. Perhaps when they aren't helping the U.S. with cyber spying at a particular moment, MAYBE then that's actually their regular targets listed above lmfao. Anybody the U.S. is cyber targeting Canada very well could be too.
  3. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,266   +436

    That's how I see it that is a US list and we Canadians are just helping our brothers from the south.
  4. "That's how I see it that is a US list and we Canadians are just helping our brothers from the south."

    Which is fine if you're a fan of the NSA and it's related programs. The more reach the NSA has the better right?
  5. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,266   +436

    I'm not a fan of any of it but what am I one single person to do about it?

    Posting that I dislike what they are doing isn't going to change anything.
  6. dms96960

    dms96960 TS Addict Posts: 297   +59

    "Posting that I dislike what they are doing isn't going to change anything."

    Yes, it will. It will put you on The List.
  7. Khanonate

    Khanonate TS Booster Posts: 134   +21

    And then we'll see your picture on a milk carton...
    Lionvibez likes this.
  8. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

    Everyone has a bogeyman.
  9. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    the irony of course is that if you actually believed that you wouldn't have said it.
  10. Khanonate

    Khanonate TS Booster Posts: 134   +21

    Sometimes I see some sense of humor, no matter how dangerous it is.

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