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Data on Canadian Officials Stolen in Attack on Stratfor
From: security curmudgeon <jericho () attrition org>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 04:04:45 -0500 (CDT)

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From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>


By Andrew Mayeda
June 11, 2012

Data on almost 1,000 Canadian government officials was stolen in the 
hacking of a Texas-based intelligence firm in December, according to 
internal government documents.

Almost 900 federal government workers and 109 provincial government 
officials were affected when computers owned by Strategic Forecasting Inc. 
were hacked, according to a memo by the federal Public Safety department 
obtained by Bloomberg News under Canada?s freedom-of-information law.

The hackers obtained the client list of the company also known as 
Stratfor, and released personal information such as emails, passwords, 
home and office addresses and credit-card data, according to the Jan. 9 

Canada is trying to bolster its defenses as countries deploy increasingly 
advanced technology to disrupt their enemies? networks and gain access to 
trade secrets. Some of Canada?s biggest companies, such as Potash Corp. of 
Saskatchewan Inc. and Nortel Networks Corp., have been targeted.


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