RCMP Confirms Cyber Attack, Assures No Impact on Operations

Cyber Attack

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has confirmed being targeted by a cyberattack and has informed the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC). The police are actively investigating the incident and have advised their staff to remain vigilant. Despite the breach, there's currently no impact on RCMP operations or any known threat to Canadians' safety.

While the specifics of the cyberattack remain undisclosed, the RCMP has swiftly initiated mitigation strategies to address the situation. There's no indication of any repercussions on foreign police or intelligence services as of now.

This incident follows a previous data breach in November 2023, where the Canadian government revealed that two of its contractors, Brookfield Global Relocation Services (BGRS) and SIRVA Worldwide Relocation & Moving Services, were hacked. This breach exposed sensitive information of government employees, Canadian Armed Forces members, and RCMP personnel, although the exact extent remains undisclosed.