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Canada says Chinese hacking attack on research council caused major disruption

August 1, 2014 - 6:00am

Canada's government has said that a "highly sophisticated" Chinese hacking attack on the Canadian National Research Council momentarily shut down the council's computer systems, Sky News reported.

The government said the cyber-attack led to major a disruption. The council, which is trying to reconstruct its computer infrastructure, said it could take up to a year to rebuild.

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