National Research Council's Computers Targeted by Chinese Hackers

Posted by Techvibes NewsDesk

The National Research Council's computers were targeted by Chinese hackers, the federal government has confirmed.

The attack was stopped, according to the government, but it will take security and network experts up to a year to implement a more secure system.

The attack was launched by "a highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor," according to the federal government's chief information officer.

The NRC's computer networks from been isolated from the government's IT network as a precaution, according to a statement from the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.

"Every step is being taken to minimize disruption," the statement reads.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Techvibes NewsDesk

Techvibes NewsDesk

Techvibes is Canada's leading technology media property.Founded in 2002, Techvibes covers technology and business news that impacts Canadians. We combine breaking local news with international coverage to deliver a unique balance of insight and information. The Techvibes Newsdesk covers a broad beat and publishes general news stories. If you have a story you would like covered, email... more



Who's Hiring



Recent Comments

Powered by Disqus