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Spear Phishing Didn’t Snag Canada's Financial Data


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Spear Phishing Didn’t Snag Canada's Financial Data
by: Darleen Hartley - (Blog source)

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Hackers got into the Canadian Treasury Board and Finance Department by spear phishing, but were foiled by the country’s cyber security system. Stockwell Day, president of the Treasury Board commented:

"I wouldn't say it's the most aggressive, but it was a significant one -- significant that they were going after financial records. Every indication we have at this point is that our sensors and our cyber-protection systems got the alerts out in time, that the information doors were slammed shut." ...


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