Hackers 'constantly probing' federal computers: Canada's electronic spy chief

 

“These malicious actors are constantly probing Government of Canada systems and networks for weaknesses so that they infiltrate them and steal valuable information,” Forster, head of CSEC, wrote in a letter to the editor of the Toronto-based Globe and Mail newspaper.

“When we detect emails or other communications that contain malware or other threats, we block, collect and analyze them. And, we work with appropriate departments to take action to neutralize the threat.”

The operative phrase here is, "when we detect"... CSEC can get into a lot of trouble when they fail to detect and a breach occurs. That's why the agency is looking at Valt.X to ensure that computers stay clean of malware and secure the hard drive.

 

Read the full story here: http://www.canadianmanufacturing.com/technology/csec-head-says-hackers-constantly-probing-federal-computers-139495/

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