Experts say the worst NL cyberattack in Canada’s history and deserves a federal response


NS. Canadian experts say a cyberattack that knocked down medical data centers in Newfoundland and Labrador on Saturday is a national security issue and should be treated as such by Ottawa.

David Shipley, Head of Beauceron Security, said the attack was the worst in Canada’s history.

Shipley said in an interview that similar attacks targeted individual hospitals or more general government services in the country, but the extent and consequences to human health highlight the situation in Newfoundland and Labrador. I am.

The attack canceled thousands of reservations and forced the state’s largest health authorities to return to pen and paper.

A similar attack destroyed Ireland’s health care system in May, and Dublin-based security expert Brian Honan said it hadn’t fully recovered yet.

Mr. Honan agreed that the Government of Canada should be at the forefront of responding to attacks in Newfoundland and Labrador, and the increasing frequency and severity of these incidents has led countries to security. He states that it shows that the risk needs to be taken seriously.

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