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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced that they were the target of a cyberattack on Friday, which they described as “alarming,” yet assured that there was no disruption to their operations and no threat to Canadian public safety.

In a statement, a spokesman for the RCMP said, “The situation is evolving quickly but at this time, there is no impact on RCMP operations and no known threat to the safety and security of Canadians.


Investigations are working to determine the extent of the cyber breach, with the RCMP focusing on ensuring that their intelligence services remain uncompromised. They added, “While a breach of this magnitude is alarming, the quick work and mitigation strategies put in place demonstrate the significant steps the RCMP has taken to detect and prevent these types of threats.”

This cyberattack comes as there has been an uptick in cyberattacks globally, with data breaches impacting various countries. Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand has previously voiced concerns about the increasing cyber threats targeting Canada’s critical infrastructure, highlighting the significant risk they pose to the nation’s economy.


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