Canada’s Foreign Affairs Department declares war on phishing and other cyber attacks against its employees. The goal is increase the cyber security, reducing the risks of sensitive information lost or stolen by malicious hackers
Canada’s Foreign Affairs Department declares war on phishing and other cyber attacks against its employess. Too many of them, furthermore, are being deceived by digital scams. A “serious problem” that could see sensitive information lost or be theft by malicious hackers. Especially, because the increasingly sophisticated campaigns are targeting email, texting and social media accounts. So, the Department plans to hire a company to test employees with phoney phishing messages. The aim is to raise awareness and personal cyber security, reducing the threats. In a tender call for the fake “cyber enemy” issued on 19 November, the it says workers who click on tempting but bogus links would be directed to educational resources to help them identify telltale traits of such messages.
A successful cyber attack could lead to from a malware infection or loss of information to complete shutdown of a government network or even a breach
The Canada’s Foreign Affairs Department warned a successful cyber attack could lead to everything from a malware infection or loss of information to complete shutdown of a government network or even a breach that puts staff in physical danger. The North American country four years ago suffered a data breach, after hackers penetrated into National Research Council computers to steal scientific and trade secrets. After that, the government increased cyber security action and established a plan to, cooperating with many nations to counter attacks and have better defences.