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Indian Hackers Target Canada’s Government Websites – CTV

The Canadian Armed Forces site was hit, as well as the country’s House of Commons site, though Ottawa said no major damage was done

China has been accused of using its cyber capabilities to acquire intellectual property. Photo: Reuters
An illustration of a person posing with a laptop in front of projection with word 'cyber' and binary code. Photo: Reuters


Canada’s federal institutions suffered cyberattacks this week after an Indian hacker group claimed to have sowed chaos in Ottawa, CTV News reported.

The country’s Armed Forces and House of Commons websites were reportedly hit, though Canada’s counter-intelligence agency said the “nuisance” attacks likely hadn’t put private information at risk.

The attacks come amid increased tensions between the two countries after Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau claimed there were “credible allegations” of Indian involvement in the killing of Sikh independence activist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in British Columbia in June.

Read the full story: CTV News


  • By Sean O’Meara


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Sean O'Meara

Sean O'Meara is an Editor at Asia Financial. He has been a newspaper man for more than 30 years, working at local, regional and national titles in the UK as a writer, sub-editor, page designer and print editor. A football, cricket and rugby fan, he has a particular interest in sports finance.


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