There was no physical damage to any Canadian energy infrastructure. “But make no mistake — the threat is real” stated the head of the CSE’s Canadian Centre for Cyber Security.
The CSE were unable to share much more information about recent cyber threats.
Defence Minsiter Anita Anand said Canada has seen a “notable rise in cyber threat activity by Russian-aligned” and issued a cyber flash on April 12 to let critical Canadian sectors know about an ongoing campaign.
Earlier Thursday, a pro-Russian hacking group claimed responsibility for a cyberattack on Hydro Quebec, the province’s state-owned electricity provider.
The same group took credit for knocking the Prime Minister Office website offline earlier this week in a distributed denial-of-service attack as Canada played host to Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.
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