China Denies Involvement in Cyberattacks Against Canadian Government Networks

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Jan 24, 2011
China has denied any official involvement into the recent hacking attacks against the computer networks of three Canadian government departments and agencies.

Last week CBC News reported that attacks originating in China have compromised the computer networks of Defence Research and Development Canada, the Canadian Finance Department and the Treasury Board.

"I wouldn't say it's the most aggressive, but it was a significant one. Significant [in] that they were going after financial records," said Treasury Board President Stockwell Day about the cyberattacks.

The Canadian government says it was able to block the attacks with some degree of success and Prime Minister Stephen Harper reassured the public that there is a plan to keep the country's official systems secure.

"[...] We have a strategy in place to try and evolve our systems as those who would attack them become more sophisticated," Mr. Harper said, according to CBC News, adding that cybersecurity was "a growing issue of importance, not just in this country, but across the world."

Even though there was evidence of the attacks coming from China, this is not a clear indication that the hackers were located there or that they had a connection with that country's government.

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United States is the master in this field.

China is DDoS capital of the world. In China hacking tools can be easily obtained.
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