July 29, 2014 4:04 pm
Updated: July 29, 2014 8:21 pm

Chinese hackers infiltrate Canada’s National Research Council computers


WATCH: The federal government says state-supported Chinese hackers infiltrated computers at the National Research Council. Shirlee Engel has the details.

OTTAWA – The federal government says Chinese hackers have infiltrated the computer systems at the National Research Council.

Officials say there is no evidence that other government computer systems or data have been compromised.

But the Treasury Board says the NRC’s computers have been isolated from the rest of the government’s systems as a precaution.

In a statement, the government says one of Canada’s spy agencies, the Communications Security Establishment, detected and confirmed the cyber attack.

It says the intrusion came from “a highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor.”

The National Research Council says it has taken action to protect its information holdings.

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