#CyberFLASH: Government reacts cautiously to possible classified document breach

images-115OTTAWA — The federal government is saying little about an apparent breach involving classified information.

Digital hacking collective Anonymous made good late Monday on a threat to release what it says is the first of many secret documents.

An apparent Treasury Board memo about funding of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service’s overseas communications capabilities was posted online.

The Canadian Press could not confirm the document’s authenticity and Jeremy Laurin, a spokesman for Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney, had no immediate comment.

Earlier Monday, Laurin said officials were closely monitoring the situation.

In an accompanying video statement, Anonymous denounced the recent shooting of an Anonymous supporter in British Columbia during a confrontation with the RCMP.

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