Hackers infiltrate Canadian gov't computer

February 17, 2011 22:44


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TORONTO  — Computer hackers infiltrated some Canadian government computer systems but were not able to access the classified data they were seeking, government officials said Thursday.

Stockwell Day, president of the Treasury Board, which is a federal administrative agency, said the attacks were significant but that Canada's cyber security systems detected the intrusions and blocked them.

"I wouldn't say it's the most aggressive, but it was a significant one — significant that they were going after financial records," said Day. "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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