#CyberFLASH: Chinese cyberattack hits Canada’s National Research Council

A “highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor” recently managed to hack into the computer systems at Canada’s National Research Council, according to Canada’s chief information officer, Corinne Charette.

The attack was discovered by Communications Security Establishment Canada.

In a statement released Tuesday, Charette, confirmed that while the NRC’s computers operate outside those of the government of Canada as a whole, the council’s IT system has been “isolated” to ensure no other departments are compromised.

The NRC says it has already been in contact with many of its “clients and stakeholders,” but it could take as long as a year to secure the system.

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