Friday, August 19, 2016

Canadian government departments have been hacked before

Intrusions into computer systems by sophisticated attackers ("hacks") have already happened multiple times for multiple Canadian government departments. Some of these attacks have been attributed to other nation-states. This means the risk of attack to online voting is far from theoretical.

Quote from the CIO of Canada, July 29, 2014:

Government of Canada computer networks, like those of other governments and the private sector, are under increasing threat of cyber-attack.

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