China hackers behind cyber attack: report

“China-based hackers have launched an unprecedented cyber-attack on the Canadian government, penetrating the computer systems of two key agencies and forcing them offline, CBC reported.

Asked about the report, the Treasury Board issued a brief statement recognizing it had detected an ‘unauthorized attempt to access its networks,’ but did not elaborate.

‘Employee access to the Internet has been limited for the time being,’ said Treasury Board spokesman Jay Denney.

CBC News cited ‘highly placed sources’ in conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government as saying that the cyber-attacks, first detected in January, were traced to computer servers in China.”

Source: AFP: China hackers behind cyber attack: report

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