The controversy over Bill C-51, (which is security legislation that lowers the burden of proof needed to brand someone a national security threat) has already been passed by both the House of Commons and the Senate continues.
In a startling development yesterday a hacking group known as ” Anonymous” claimed it attacked the Government of Canada, shutting down a series of websites in a protest against Bill C-51. This is the YouTube video they produced.
Government officials later confirmed that the government domain server ( gc.ca domain) had been affected including the websites and email and that the attacker(s) will be prosecuted and face the full force of the law.
Rosane Doré Lefebvre, the NDP’s deputy critic for public safety, said the attack was “very concerning.”
She said the Tories have been lax on the cyber security file and noted that in 2012 the auditor general took the Tories to task because the government didn’t have 24/7 cyber security surveillance.
What do you think? Does it concern you that these hackers were able to crack into the governmental systems to enforce their opinions?
SOURCE: World News, YouTube, cbc