Hackers boast they have Harper’s most ‘cherished secrets’
The federal government is saying little about an apparent breach involving classified information — one that could snowball into a serious compromise of closely guarded secrets.
Digital hacking collective Anonymous made good late Monday on a threat to release what it says is the first of many sensitive documents.
It posted online what appeared to be a 2014 Treasury Board memo about funding of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service’s overseas communications capabilities. But as of Tuesday morning, the document could not be accessed through the original link.
The Canadian Press could not confirm the document’s authenticity and Jeremy Laurin, a spokesman for Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney, would not comment.
Laurin said Tuesday that officials “continue to monitor this situation closely.”
In an accompanying video statement, Anonymous denounced the July 16 fatal shooting of a supporter in Dawson Creek, B.C., during a confrontation with the RCMP.
Officers challenged and subsequently fired on the man, who was wearing a mask — an Anonymous trademark — outside a public hearing for a dam project to be built by BC Hydro.
A knife was recovered from the scene. The man has been identified as 48-year-old James McIntyre.
B.C.’s police watchdog, the Independent Investigations Office, is investigating.
An Anonymous video accompanying the alleged Treasury Board document begins with a moment of silence for “our fallen friend” McIntyre.
The shadowy, loosely knit collective is demanding the immediate arrest of the RCMP officers involved.