Telvent client alerted feds to hack at energy company, documents suggest

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OTTAWA — A Canadian energy technology company, whose systems help run pipelines around North America, acted “in an extremely responsible manner” after it was hacked over the summer, even though it didn’t tell Canadian authorities about the intrusion.

Instead, a client of Telvent alerted Canadian officials about the successful cyber intrusion about two weeks after the company’s clients were first notified.

In briefing material prepared for Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, the government was ready to argue this point if pressed by opposition parties in the Commons, with a prepared response for Toews reading that the federal response to the Telvent hack was an example of the system working as it should.

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