Canadian Government Websites Attacked

The Hacker group Anonymous claimed responsibility Wednesday for what Treasury Board President Tony Clement says was a cyber attack on the Government of Canada’s computer servers. Some federal emails and several department websites crashed early Wednesday afternoon.

Federal cabinet ministers were being briefed about the matter, with sites for Justice, Public Works and Government Services, the main page, Shared Services Canada (the government’s super-IT department) and even the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) among some of those that were down.

“Confirmed today that Govt of Canada GC servers have been cyberattacked. Until full service is restored please use 1-800-OCanada,” Clement tweeted.

Government email access for some department and ministerial staff was also down, with political staffers handing out their personal email addresses to media.

A number of sites have since come back online as federal officials look to identify the source of the attack.

Internet hacker group Anonymous posted a YouTube video and statement Wednesday claiming responsibility for the attack. The video said it’s in response to the government’s anti-terrorism Bill C-51, which was recently passed in Parliament.

“Greetings citizens of Canada, we are Anonymous. Today, this 17th of June 2015 we launched an attack against the Canadian senate and government of Canada websites in protest against the recent passing of bill C-51,” the group says.


What a pack of douches.

  • AmicusC

    cyber terrorism to protest terrorism seems kinda retarded

  • SDMatt

    Every time I see one of those Guy Fawkes masks I want to punch the wearer in the face, doubly so now.

    • WalterBannon

      They are all Marxists

  • WalterBannon

    It should be considered an act of war by a foreign power, and CSIS should deploy a black op to assassinate individuals in the Internet hacker group Anonymous

    • mauser 98

      they are on strike/ work to rule with teachers

  • David Murrell

    I tried to log on to the Service Canada web site to down load an application for my Old Age Security, and after printing off one copy, the site went blank before I could print the second copy. Geeesh.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    These self-appointed higher purpose assholes need to be hunted down and thrown in prison to rot.

  • andycanuck

    DOS Attack, not hacking per se.

    • dagawker

      I agree andy,progressives and the msm Ddos our minds everyday and it just makes us laugh. Canada is way ahead of the game when it comes to IT(US)security.

  • Minicapt

    If they had struck the LPC/NDP/Greens websites, their actions could have been classed as civic improvement.


  • Edubeat

    Perhaps it was Justine Trudeau having a hissy fit b/c he knows the Dippers are going to leave his libs in last place next October. Just sayin’

    • Alain

      Nah, he lacks the brains to carry it out.

  • Canadian

    It seems too easy. I can`t understand that the whiz-kids working for the Govt are unable to protect those sites.
    And how is it that no one can track down those guys?
    Can`t the Govt enlist the help of a few teen-agers to hack them?

    • ellake

      if one wants to hack (or do DDoS attack) one needs only to succeed once. If one has to protect computers against hacks/attacks and is in computer security then one has to succeed every time, otherwise some dumb user would say “why they couldn’t protect website against DDoS attack”

  • vimy

    one of my t-shirts

  • vimy

    its justin

  • k

    Criminals are in every organization
    They try to sway opinion in organizations to make their evil deeds go unchallenged

    You can not tell who is a subversive

    Anonymous be AWARE! You’re organization has been infiltrated

  • k

    Left wing groups are so easily infiltrated by the subversives.