Possible state-affiliated actor suspected in BC cyberattack

May 12, 2024
1 min read


TLDR:

  • BC Public Service believes a “state or state-sponsored actor” was behind a recent cyberattack.
  • No sensitive or personal information was compromised, according to the BCPS.

The BC Public Service is conducting an investigation into a sophisticated cyberattack on the provincial government, stating with a “high degree of confidence” that the attack came from a “state or state-sponsored actor.” The attack was first reported to the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security and measures were taken to respond and mitigate further attacks, including working with cybersecurity experts at Microsoft. No sensitive information was compromised, but further incidents by the same threat state actor were found. It is noted that this was not a ransomware attack, but rather a sophisticated attempt to cover their tracks. The government is conducting a full review of the cyberattack to ensure system security and prevent further intrusions.


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