Global Affairs Canada’s systems have been compromised in a data breach, affecting Virtual Private Network (VPN) traffic on the headquarters network, Global News has learnt.
An internal message sent to GAC staff, seen by Global News, said steps are currently being taken to protect sensitive employee information and network security.
“We continue to take several steps to protect employee’s personal information and safeguard our corporate networks following the discovery that Virtual Private Network (VPN) managed by Shared Services Canada (SSC) was compromised and used to access Global Affairs Canada (GAC) HQ VPN-related network traffic,” the internal message read.
GAC has asked staff to “pay close attention to all broadcast messages on this topic, ensure that all steps are followed.”
With a file from Global’s Mercedes Stephenson.
More to come.