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Canada hit by two cyber attacks

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Sep 2012 14:52 User comments (7)

Canada hit by two cyber attacks Canada confirmed that there were two attempts by hackers to target Canadian firms.
Reports suggested the attacks came from China, but the Canadian government has declined to comment on such suggestions.

The attacks come at a sensitive time as Canada's Conservative government decides on whether to approve the $15.1 billion takeover bid of Canadian oil producer Nexen by China's CNOOC.

Dell, who tracks hackers around the world, says the first attack, on an unnamed Canadian energy company, came from a Chinese service provider in Beijing. The second attack was at a domestic manufacturer of software, Telvent Canada.

Telvent let customers know security had been breached, and blamed Chinese hackers.

As usual, Beijing denied any involvement.

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7 user comments

130.9.2012 16:24

I don't know anything about this, but isn't selling domestic industry to foreigners a bad idea, in general?

Especially the Chinese...

230.9.2012 16:49

we do it all the time like our banks buying american banks.

330.9.2012 16:57

Yea, but still lol

And this is a primary resource... Stuff others don't have. Thought that kinda stuff would be more worthwhile keeping?


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45.10.2012 12:52

Originally posted by Morreale:
I don't know anything about this, but isn't selling domestic industry to foreigners a bad idea, in general?

Especially the Chinese...
Yup it is, GM is now owned by China.

55.10.2012 18:48

The West's time as a leader in all things is over.

Its Chinese clones , copies and theft that wins the day now with everyone suffering from the economic downturn.

Same old story the west designs and invents - the rest of the world uses us to DESIGN AND BUILD their arab hotels , scientific advances , medical technology etc etc etc and we have to take what we can up the ass. How sad!

65.10.2012 20:33

I live in Toronto, and my mouse moved by itself about 3 inches diagonally on the screen last week.
I'm pretty sure it was the Chinese.
BASTARDS! LEAVE ME ALONE!

75.10.2012 21:23

Strange , my cock moved 3 inches when i viewed www.dirtynastyporn.com - Was definitely not the chinese though - pretty blonde doing some DP if my memory serves me right!
>;o)

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