That's the first time I've heard the RCMP being called federal enforcers. Sounds pretty good, eh.
A Canadian man is accused of masterminding ransomware attacks that caused "damage" to systems belonging to the US state of Alaska. A federal indictment against Matthew Philbert, 31, of Ottawa, was unsealed yesterday, and he was also concurrently charged by the Canadian authorities with a number of other criminal offences at …
Every nation has its miscreants. My homeland of Canada is no different. You'll find the "me first; who cares about you" crowd in abundance here, and the difference between this fellow and the majority of such people is that he had some technical know-how and an utter lack of concscience or morality.
Remember: For every Pope or Dalai Llama in the world, there is a Stalin and a Drumpf. :P
The offense happen on or about April 28, 2018 and they filed charges on the 09/18/20 (19 September 2020)
A few questions spring to mind why is this s a news story now over a year later.
The offences happen on or about April 28, 2018 plus "(c) damage affecting 10 or more protected computers during a 1-year period" which is well before COVID 19 so no ""We had individuals, just individuals whose home computers were compromised. We had small, medium-sized businesses. Many of these businesses were just hanging on by their fingernails through COVID and then they get hit with a very expensive ransomware demand. That's pretty tough."". Best guess puts the start in December 2019 well after his offences.
April 2018 to 1Spetetember 2020 is 29 months but they only investigated for 23 months what happen to the other 6 months?
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