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A cyber attack hit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

A cyber attack hit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police


A cyber attack hit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Pierluigi Paganini
February 25, 2024

A cyber attack hit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the federal and national law enforcement agency of Canada.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the federal and national law enforcement agency of Canada, confirmed that it was the target of a cyber attack. RCMP also notified the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC).

The police have launched an investigation into the cyber attack and urged its staff to stay vigilant.

“The situation is evolving quickly but at this time, there is no impact on RCMP operations and no known threat to the safety and security of Canadians,” a spokesperson for the RCMP said in a statement issued to CBC News. “While a breach of this magnitude is alarming, the quick work and mitigation strategies put in place demonstrate the significant steps the RCMP has taken to detect and prevent these types of threats.”

The RCMP said that it is not aware of any impact on foreign police and intelligence services.

The Canadian law enforcement agency did not provide details about the cyber attack.

In November 2023, the Canadian government disclosed a data breach after threat actors hacked two of its contractors. 

The Canadian government declared that two of its contractors, Brookfield Global Relocation Services (BGRS) and SIRVA Worldwide Relocation & Moving Services, have been hacked, resulting in the exposure of sensitive information belonging to an undisclosed number of government employees. 

Data belonging to current and former Government of Canada employees, members of the Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police personnel have been also exposed.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, cyber attack)







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