Chinese hackers installed malware on National Research Council computers

OTTAWA – Chinese hackers used tempting emails, malware and password theft to worm their way into National Research Council computers in pursuit of valuable scientific and trade secrets, a newly released federal analysis reveals.

The attack, which prompted a shutdown of the government research council’s computer network in July, relied on textbook moves commonly seen in state-sponsored digital assaults, says the case study by the Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre.

Highly skilled perpetrators used complex techniques to infiltrate the council and “establish a foothold” within its networks, says the study, released under the Access to Information Act.

  • Martin Luffa

    Don’t trust a Chink

    Chinks are communists.

    • Charming.

    • Seriously, that’s not called for.

      • Martin Luffa

        Watch as the rate of espionage increases

        between muslims and chinks, which is worse? Might as well just accept being a cracker that needs to die out

        • Frau Katze

          They assimilate much better than Muslims (on the whole).

      • Martin Luffa

        btw, I’m a dick

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          I up-voted you

          • DD_Austin

            Welcome fellow dick
            I’m a dick too

    • Frau Katze

      Can you express yourself without using rude names? Besides, I’ve met many Chinese people who are simply not like that.

  • BillyHW

    Tempting emails? OMG, they got those people to click on porn, didn’t they?

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    One more incident like this and the ChiComs will be upgraded to “peace partner”, and then what will we do?

    • Frau Katze

      The govt of China should never be trusted.

      • James Hamilton

        And ‘the people’ makes the government.

        • Frau Katze

          Commies are like Muslims, I agree…but many Chinese are not Commies…like the ones protesting in Hong Kong.

          How to tell them apart? A problem, I agree. That’s why I think we should scale back ALL immigration.

  • FactsWillOut

    Maybe someday the ChiComs will hack and erase the entire Revenue Canada and RCMP systems.

  • DD_Austin

    Valuable scientific and trade secrets on an internet connected network…
    Chinese “hackers” trying to get in.
    Case study by the Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre.

    Bet they didn’t think of unplugging the RS-232 cable from the modem.

    Western civilization, too stupid to survive

  • simus1

    No one on the inside helped them find their way around the lowest low fences?
    That is disheartening.