Government denies successful cyber attack shows failure of systems

Government denies successful cyber attack shows failure of systems

Posted August 17, 2020

Government denies successful cyber attack shows failure of systems

  • The federal government’s top IT officer says that last week’s credentials stuffing hack of 11,000 tax and service accounts of Canadians does not mean its systems failed to protect people’s information.
  • Asked why the government didn’t implement two-factor authentication long ago for all external user logins, Marc Brouillard (Acting CIO) acknowledged some 2FA systems would have stopped these attacks, particularly those requiring users have a USB key or a device that generates the second factor.

– Howard Solomon | August 17, 2020