Newspaper article The Canadian Press

No Personal Info Stolen in Recruiting Website Attack: National Defence

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

No Personal Info Stolen in Recruiting Website Attack: National Defence

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DND says personal info not stolen in hack

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OTTAWA - National Defence says it does not appear any personal data was stolen when the military's recruiting website was attacked this week, though it wouldn't say when the site will be fixed.

Users trying to access forces.ca on Thursday were instead redirected to what appeared to be the Chinese government's main website.

The recruiting site was taken down shortly after the problem was discovered and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says an investigation is underway.

National Defence now says its website itself was not hacked.

Rather, it says the signposts leading to the page, known as the Domain Name Service (DNS), were changed to redirect users.

The department says it is continuing to investigate and would not speculate on who was responsible. …

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