First, thank you for being so patient with the lack of posts in the last couple of months – I have been incredibly busy dealing with a variety of commitments, some time sensitive, that have taken my attention elsewhere. However, I am happy to report that a couple of new developments are in the works, that I am involved with, both highly important to British Columbians, but neither can be revealed yet… ; )
Coming up this week and next here on the blog, I will have the long-awaited post on corruption in B.C. that many have been looking forward to. I will have more on the China-Harper agenda, where there are serious ramifications for those of us in British Columbia,as well as all Canadians.
In addition, I travelled to Vancouver Island last weekend and met with renowned lawyer, Clive Ansley, who has extensive experience in China and you can look forward to a couple of stories as a result in weeks to come.
Until then, I leave you with this gem, from Bloomberg:
“Data on Canadian Officials Stolen in Attack on StratforBy Andrew Mayeda – Jun 11, 2012 1:49 PM PT
1,000 Canadian government officials was stolen in the hacking of a Texas-based intelligence firm in December, according to internal government documents.
Almost 900 federal government workers and 109 provincial government officials were affected when computers owned by Strategic Forecasting Inc. were hacked, according to a memo by the federal Public Safety department obtained by Bloomberg News under Canada’s freedom-of-information law.
The hackers obtained the client list of the company also known as Stratfor, and released personal information such as emails, passwords, home and office addresses and credit-card data, according to the Jan. 9 memo.
Canada is trying to bolster its defenses as countries deploy increasingly advanced technology to disrupt their enemies’ networks and gain access to trade secrets. Some of Canada’s biggest companies, such as Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. and Nortel Networks Corp., have been targeted.
Canadian officials have warned in internal documents that cyber attacks pose a greater risk to Canada’s economic prosperity than previously believed, and the country lacks the tools to fight hackers. “