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States fund cyberattacks against Quebec systems, says Cairo

Thus, the Chinese could seize land in Quebec, gave the example of the minister, who says he also has many other examples in mind. (Photo: Canadian Press)

Quebec: States finance and organize cyberattacks against the Quebec government’s computer systems.

This was indicated on Friday by the Minister of Digital Transformation, Éric Caire.

The question was posed to him in the context of Canada’s tense relations with China.

“It is clear that there are well organized and well funded pirate groups in the world, and these groups are organized and funded through the states and they target us,” Cairo said.

He added that there are “multiple” states, but he declined to say what they are and bothered to say he had to be careful.

“I will think about my answer, because it has, you will understand, implications,” he hinted.

Thus, states may be interested in government databases in multiple areas; be it health services or territorial data.

Thus, the Chinese could seize land in Quebec, gave the example of the minister, who says he also has many other examples in mind.

There are not many reasons why a Chinese investor can draw capital from China, but one of the permitted reasons is the acquisition of land, Cairo said.

“There could be an interest in having inside information on the state of the land situation in Quebec, in a policy of land grabbing.”

Caire on Friday announced a mechanism for the state of Quebec to collaborate with “ethical hackers,” in a way “benevolent hackers,” who will be able to report security breaches in their computer systems to state network administrators.

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