Canada said on Wednesday it has identified state-sponsored programs in China, Russia, Iran and North Korea as major cyber-crime threats for the first time.

“State-sponsored cyber activity is generally the most sophisticated threat”, the country’s Communications Security Establishment (CSE) intelligence agency said in its second national cyber threat assessment.


Scott Jones, CSE’s head of cyber security, said that “state-sponsored actors are very likely attempting to develop the additional cyber capabilities required to disrupt the supply of electricity”.

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