“Adopt a heightened state of vigilance” – Canada’s Cyber security agency warns of Ukrainian President’s Visit to the country

Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, staged a two-day visit to Canada on Thursday following his visit to the US and UN.

Zelenskyy addresses the Parliament and seeks more assistance from the Canadian government against Russian attacks.

But the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), through its cyber security agency is warning the operators of government and critical infrastructure websites to:

“adopt a heightened state of vigilance, and to bolster their awareness of and protection against malicious cyber threats. As previously noted, we have observed that it’s not uncommon to see increased distributed denial of service (DDoS) campaigns against NATO countries that support Ukraine, or host visits from Ukrainian government officials.

It should be noted that the CSE has been issuing similar warnings right from the inception of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. 

This warning is necessary because: “Pro-Russian hackers have taken credit for knocking Canadian government websites offline in the past, including the page for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office.”  Catherine of CBC recalls. 

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