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The Canadian government’s foreign and consular department, was hit by a cyberattack.

Exploit: Hacking

Global Affairs Canada: National Government Agency

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Risk to Business: 1.719 = Severe

Global Affairs Canada (GAK) Canada’s foreign affairs ministry has announced that it was the victim of an unnamed cyberattack on January 19, 2022. The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS), Shared Services Canada, and Communications Security Establishment confirmed the incident in a joint statement. GAC says that critical services remain accessible, but some online services are unavailable as the recovery efforts continue. No information has been released about the identity of the attackers or the specific attack type, a subject of interest at a time of heightened risk for nation-state cyber activity.

Individual Impact: No specifics about any consumer/employee PII or financial data loss were available at press time.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Organizations should keep in mind the fact that the preferred weapon of nation-state cybercriminals is ransomware.

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