In recent news, numerous government websites in Canada fell victim to a cyber-attack orchestrated by the Indian Cyber Force. This attack resulted in performance issues and error messages, raising concerns among federal intelligence agencies. It is believed that these attacks may escalate in severity in the upcoming weeks, coinciding with escalating tensions between the Trudeau and Modi administrations.
The genesis of this conflict can be traced back to allegations made by the Canadian Prime Minister against the government led by Shri Narendra Modi. The Prime Minister accused the Modi government of orchestrating the assassination of a prominent Khalistan leader on foreign soil. However, these claims were vehemently denied by Modi and his administration.
In response to these allegations, the Indian Cyber Force, a hacking group based in India, initiated cyber-attacks on Canada’s national infrastructure. They have indicated their intent to continue these attacks in the days ahead. The Canadian Armed Forces’ website was particularly targeted, rendering it inaccessible for over three hours. This raised concerns, as military computer networks are typically separate from other government websites.
Canada’s Defense Minister, Bill Blair, confirmed the incident and attributed it to a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS). This type of attack involves flooding a web portal with fraudulent traffic, preventing genuine users from accessing it and causing significant disruptions. India’s Minister of External Affairs, S. Jaishankar, denied claims of Indian intelligence agencies’ involvement but did not comment on the potential ties to a cyber organization associated with the BJP government.
The Prime Minister’s Office in Canada is closely monitoring the situation and engaging in diplomatic efforts to stay informed about further developments. It is crucial for both governments to address these cyber-attacks effectively and work towards resolving the underlying tensions that have led to this conflict.
2. Canadian government websites experienced performance issues and error messages due to a cyber-attack by the Indian Cyber Force.
3. Tensions between the Trudeau and Modi administrations may escalate further, leading to more severe cyber-attacks.
4. The Canadian Armed Forces’ website was targeted, raising concerns as military networks are typically separate from other government websites.
5. The attack was confirmed to be a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS), flooding the website with fraudulent traffic.
6. India’s Minister of External Affairs denied involvement of Indian intelligence agencies but did not comment on potential ties to a cyber organization associated with the BJP government.
7. The Canadian government is closely monitoring the situation and engaging in diplomatic efforts to address the conflict.