Hackers Attack Canada Army Site, Redirect Visitors To China

Canada armed forces take down recruitment site after would-be recruits are redirected to official Chinese government page.

Canada’s Defense Ministry has confirmed that hackers recently attacked its armed forces recruitment website and changed configurations redirecting visitors to the Chinese government’s official page instead, says a Reuters report. Spokesperson Ashley Lemire said the act was being investigated.

Canadian authorities have in the past complained of the country’s official network being frequently targeted by hackers. An official complaint had even been lodged with Beijing in 2014 about Chinese hackers compromising a key network system.

The recruitment website was immediately taken down by authorities after the breach.

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