For the next time in two yrs, Canada’s Overseas Ministry has fallen target to a cyberattack that has pressured the authorities to shutter portion of its computer system methods.
World-wide Affairs Canada announced Tuesday it has sealed off distant access to its community across the region. It exposed it took this drastic step final week – on Jan. 24 – “to address the discovery of destructive cyber activity.”
Hackers received access to the personal data of buyers, including personnel, the office said in a statement Tuesday.
“We can not remark more at the moment on any distinct particulars for operational and protection factors,” it mentioned.
Overseas Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly’s section declined
Despite being hyped in expensive Super Bowl ads, cryptocurrency is now having a difficult moment. As the New York Times reports, “the crypto world went into a full meltdown this week in a sell-off that graphically illustrated the risks of the experimental and unregulated digital currencies.” One of cryptocurrency’s most vocal skeptics is Nicholas Weaver, senior staff researcher at the International Computer Science Institute and lecturer in the computer science department at UC Berkeley. Weaver has studied cryptocurrencies for years. Speaking with Current Affairs editor-in-chief Nathan J. Robinson, Prof. Weaver explains why he views the much-hyped technology with such antipathy. He argues that cryptocurrency is useless and destructive, and should “die in a fire.”
The interview transcript has been lightly edited for grammar and clarity.