Vulnerabilities in Canadian IT systems are nothing to joke about

OTTAWA – When a federal cyber-security expert gave his colleagues a rundown of the hacktivist collective Anonymous, his coworkers were impressed with his expertise – so impressed they jokingly became suspicious.

“Seems like Ken is awfully knowledgeable about the inner workings of Anon.,” reads a Feb. 3 email to Luc Beaudoin, chief of cyber operations at the Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC). “Should we turn him in?”

The jokes about Anonymous do not abate there, but amid the jokes contained in hundreds of pages of emails and reports released to Postmedia News are details of the potential vulnerabilities in Canadian IT systems, from government websites to heating and cooling systems, and how some system designers haven’t considered security in their designs.

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