Spear Phishing Didn’t Snag Canada's Financial Data

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Spear Phishing Didn’t Snag Canada's Financial Data

Postby meep » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:35 am

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

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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