Canadian finance ministries breached

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Reports are breaking of a breach of two high-level finance ministries in Canada. The attack, which occured last month, purportedly originated in China, but as in earlier cases, the attackers may have routed the intrusion through China to disguise their origin. The executive offices of the Finance Department and the Treasury Board were penetrated through the use of social engineering tactics, which involved fake emails sent to government employees to trick them into giving up passwords. A government spokesperson claimed there was no indication any classified information was siphoned off. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson denied any involvement by China. – GM
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