City of Ottawa website hacked

Time to see if bill C51 has any teeth.
Meh, I only go on that site about once a year anyway.
Public service labour board website hacked
First posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 04:13 PM EDT | Updated: Monday, July 27, 2015 04:18 PM EDT
OTTAWA -- Hackers have broken into the network of the tribunal that adjudicates disputes between public servants and the federal government.
The website of the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board has been down since Friday after security officials discovered hackers had exploited a weakness to get into the tribunal's public network.
It's not known how long the hackers were in the system, or exactly what -- if anything -- they took during the breach, which was discovered last Thursday.
A spokeswoman for the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada says the board's public network has been taken offline as a precaution and officials are trying to get the site back online as soon as possible.
Catherine Wright-Cadieux didn't say whether any personal information had been lost in the breach.
A spokeswoman for the federal privacy commissioner says the office was made aware of the breach Friday.
The Conservatives have placed a premium on protecting federal systems from hackers who routinely attack government systems looking for state secrets. Some attacks target weaknesses in smaller agencies in hopes of gaining access to wider federal networks.
Often, hackers can be inside a network for weeks or months before the breach is discovered.
The website of the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board has been down since Friday. ( screengrab)

Public service labour board website hacked | News | Tech | Toronto Sun
Peel police Twitter account hacked
By Joe Warmington, Toronto Sun
First posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 07:23 AM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 07:30 AM EDT
Who is Keemstar and where is he or she hiding?
Peel Regional Police is working hard on the answer to both questions.
"Earlier this evening, Peel Regional Police's Twitter account, @peelpolicemedia, was hacked by an unknown party," confirmed Sgt. Josh Colley Monday night.
Of course, this was already widely known since people who follow the account saw someone with the handle Keemstar tweeting anti-police and vulgar posts.
Peel police wanted to reach out to the public to make it clear that they and their followers were victimized in this situation.
Needless to say, Peel police are not amused.
"The posts that were made during this time do not represent the beliefs or views of Peel Regional Police," said Colley. "We apologize for this inconvenience and we are investigating this incident."
You better believe they are. They not only have experts on cyber crimes, but they also teach the subject.
It could make for a sleepless few nights for whoever did the hacking.
But first things first. They had to get the vile postings off the Internet and that was done by pulling their Twitter account.
"The account has been deactivated and we will be up and running shortly so we can reconnect with all of our Twitter followers," said Colley.
And that includes you Keemstar - although the connection may involve handcuffs in your case.
As of Tuesday morning, the account was still not active.
Peel Regional Police's Twitter account was hacked Monday night.

Peel police Twitter account hacked | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun
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This seems a bit more worrisome
Russian hackers hijack webcams worldwide — including at least four in Ottawa | Ottawa Citizen
Have you checked your webcam lately?
Hackers have created a website to hijack the webcam feeds of more than 73,000 people, including hundreds from Canada — and apparently at least four from Ottawa — and are sharing those video feeds with peeping Toms the world over.
The hackers’ website, believed to be based in Moscow, has collected live feeds from webcams around the world, showing the daily goings on within people’s homes, daycares, businesses and thousands of other locations. The site has 243 webcams that it claims originate in Canada.
One camera, which has geolocation data claiming that it originates in Orléans, shows the inside of someone’s kitchen where a load of groceries appears to have been dumped on the countertop. Another, located in a person’s apartment downtown, showed an orange-clad woman sitting at a table for a good part of the afternoon. A third simply monitors an Ottawan’s front driveway, while the fourth stands guard over somebody’s back door.

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Well aren't they lucky, they can see me strutting around my apartment naked... Lucky hacker.

I use dlink
‘The insider threat is difficult to detect’; Feds warn of potentially crippling cyberthreat
First posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 07:57 AM EDT | Updated: Friday, September 23, 2016 08:10 AM EDT
OTTAWA — Federal officials have quietly warned operators of electrical grids, transportation hubs and other key infrastructure of the cyberthreat from insiders who could unleash devastating viruses and cripple systems, internal government notes reveal.
Crucial networks that Canadians rely on for everyday needs face a “substantial threat” from rogue employees out to wreak digital havoc, warn the Public Safety Canada briefing notes.
“The insider threat is difficult to detect and can cause real damage.”
No special hacking skills are required, just a portable memory key loaded with a malicious code. As a result, it is important that organizations have the right security protocols and procedures, “for example by limiting access to systems only to those who genuinely need it.”
A federal briefing on the insider threat was delivered last December to leaders of the 10 most crucial infrastructure sectors, the notes say.
They point out that over 90 per cent of critical infrastructure — key to delivering everything from food and clean water to banking and health services — is controlled by the private sector and all of it is dependent in one way or another on information technology to operate. Many critical infrastructure sectors are interdependent, meaning a problem in one could have a “cascading impact” in others.
The notes, prepared earlier this year for Monik Beauregard, a senior assistant deputy minister at Public Safety Canada, were obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act.
Beauregard is chairing a panel today on the global implications of the challenges to cybersecurity at an intelligence conference in Ottawa.
In addition, Greta Bossenmaier, the head of Canada’s electronic spy agency, the Communications Security Establishment, plans to discuss the various cyberchallenges the country faces.
The conference comes as the Liberal government undertakes a cybersecurity consultation that runs through mid-October. The overall aim is to identify gaps and opportunities, bring forward ideas to shape a renewed approach and capitalize on the advantages of new technology.
State-sponsored hackers, sophisticated criminals, cause-motivated hacktivists and people out to make mischief online all pose a threat, the government warns.
Public Safety is already working with critical infrastructure operators to prepare for the possibility of a major cyberattack on the Canadian electrical grid and telecommunications systems, the internal notes say.
Security officials call such an occurrence a “black swan” — a rare but devastating event that requires special attention due to the potential for massive losses should it happen.
‘The insider threat is difficult to detect’; Feds warn of potentially crippling
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Damn Ye Russians!
Feds need help tackling cyberthreats, internal report warns | Canada | News | To
PC Plus collectors warned after some points stolen | Money | Toronto Sun
Quebecer charged in PC Plus breach, collectors urged to fortify password | Canad
You mean it wasn't the Russians? Why is this even being reported if it wasn't the Russians?
lone wolf
'cuz it's two-year-old bait mebbe
Who is behind the leak of CIA cybertools to WikiLeaks
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Canadians hacking again.
We hacked ourselves?


I'm thinkin' maybe someone just couldn't get out
McDonald’s Canada says jobs site hacked, 95,000 applicants compromised
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