Communication Security Establishment's Cyberwarfare Toolbox Revealed
"Top-secret documents obtained by the CBC show Canada's electronic spy
agency has developed a vast arsenal of cyberwarfare tools alongside its
U.S. and British counterparts to hack into computers and phones in many
parts of the world, including in friendly trade countries like Mexico
and hotspots like the Middle East.
The little known Communications Security Establishment wanted to become more aggressive by 2015, the documents also said.
Revelations about the agency's prowess should serve as a 'major
wakeup call for all Canadians,' particularly in the context of the
current parliamentary debate over whether to give intelligence officials
the power to disrupt national security threats, says Ronald Deibert,
director of the Citizen Lab, the respected internet research group at
University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs."