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CCIRC Handles 58 Cyber Incidents in 2 Weeks

Network security crashDuring a two week reporting period (Feb 16 – Mar 1, 2014) Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC) handled 58 incidents including malware targeting Canadian financial institutions, spread of ransomware, malware attacks and more.

Three Canadian energy and utilities sector organizations were attacked using watering hole techniques.  Users were being redirected to a compromised website that was serving the Lightsout Exploit kit and Havex remote access Trojan (RAT).

Canadian Internet protocol addresses were used in distributed denial of service attacks.

Please click on the link below to access the full report of incidents reported and sectors affected.  Also, read about latest news reports and some best practices for protection:

CCIRC Operational Summary – Feb 16 – Mar 1, 2014

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