Canada accused of cyberwar against Brazil

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Brazil is accusing Canada of "cyberwar" saying Ottawa has been stealing Brazil's state secrets from their mining industry.

Stephen Harper says he's concerned and is looking into allegations Communications Security Establishment Canada used phone and email metadata to map the communications of the Mines and Energy Ministry. The Canadian ambassador was summoned by Brazil's Foreign Affairs Minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado to “denounce the espionage” and express the “indignation of the Brazilian government.”

Canadian security officials are chiming in, saying Canada lacks the motive but certainly has the ability to spy.

Canada may be known around the globe more for peace keeping than aggression, but a spy training camp trained some of the world's best in the 1940's and today, we have the Canadian Security Intelligence Service spy school, churning out fresh espionage specialists each and every year.

LINKS:

Spying allegations put Canada-Brazil military ties at risk: experts - The Canadian Press

Five highlights from the Canada-Brazil spying revelations - The Globe and Mail

Canada in diplomatic hot water over Brazil spying allegations - The Province


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