Tag: CSIS

Canadians are being targeted by foreign influence campaigns, CSIS says

OTTAWA—Canada’s intelligence community has identified foreign actors attempting to directly influence the upcoming federal election campaign, a Toronto Star and BuzzFeed News investigation has learned. The Communications Security Establishment (CSE), the country’s cyber defence agency, has briefed senior political staff of one federal party about “covert and overt” attempts to influence the Oct. 21 federal…

CSIS sees ‘significant’ jump in far-right activity online

In a three-part series, the Star looks at the rise of white nationalist and right-wing extremist groups in Canada, and what authorities are doing to identify and suppress these threats. This is part 3. To read the first part, click here and to read the second part, click here. OTTAWA—One month after the deadly shooting…

CSIS’ request for telecom subscriber info of possible future targets denied

Jim Bronskill, THE CANADIAN PRESS Nov 28, 2017 , Last Updated: 8:43 PM ET OTTAWA — A federal judge has rejected the Canadian Security Intelligence Service’s request to obtain basic information about unknown phone and internet subscribers who may come to the spy agency’s attention in future. Federal Court Chief Justice Paul Crampton said CSIS…