11:24 GMT30 November 2020
Listen Live
    Get short URL

    TORONTO (Sputnik) - China, Russia, Iran and North Korea pose the greatest cybersecurity threat to Canada, a division of the country’s Communications Security Establishment (CSE) intelligence agency said in a Wednesday report.

    "We assess that almost certainly the state-sponsored programs of China, Russia, Iran and North Korea pose the greatest state-sponsored cyber threats to Canadian individuals and organizations," the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (Cyber Center) said.

    The Cyber Center noted that while the number of actors is growing, China, Russia, Iran and North Korea present the most sophisticated threat to Canadian citizens and entities.

    The report said the state-sponsored actors are invested in developing cyber tools that seek to disrupt critical infrastructure, including the electricity grid, albeit conceding that such a scenario is very unlikely.

    Foreign adversaries are also keen on using cyber tools to wage commercial espionage against Canadian business, academia and government, and are intent on affecting the country’s political domestic and international affairs, the report added.

    Russia has repeatedly refuted allegations that it engages in any malicious cyber activity aimed at foreign nations, saying that such activities go against the country’s foreign policy principles and practice.


    US Launched Cyber Attacks on Russia and Iran ‘to Prevent Election Interference’, Report Claims
    US Cyber Command, NSA Undertook Ops Against Iran Prior to US Election - Report
    Former UK Cabinet Secretary Claims London Staging 'Discreet' Cyber Attacks on Russia
    Canadian Intelligence Says China Anti-Corruption Sting Targets Canada's Chinese Community
    Canada to Announce New Measures for Citizens in Hong Kong as National Security Law Enforced
    North Korea, Iran, national security, cyber threats, report, Intelligence, Russia, China, Canada
    Community standardsDiscussion