back to article Third-party data breach affecting Canadian government could involve data from 1999

The government of Canada has confirmed its data was accessed after two of its third-party service providers were attacked. The third parties both provided relocation services for public sector workers and the government is currently analyzing a "significant volume of data" which could date back to 1999. No formal conclusions …

  1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

    Data retention

    It's funny how any emails or DMs involved in a government fsckup are gone a week later, but they have to keep 25 year old staff expenses receipts online

  2. RobThBay

    Copied not stolen

    Why do these stories always say the data was stolen?

    The data is still there, so it was copied rather than stolen.

    1. Sandtitz Silver badge

      Re: Copied not stolen

      The thieves stole the originals and left copies in place.

      1. stiine Silver badge

        Re: Copied not stolen

        The Thomas Crown Affair, 'eh?

        1. tmTM

          Re: Copied not stolen

          I think the Mr Bean movie is probably closer to reality.

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