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CRTC executes warrant in malicious malware investigation

January 27, 2016 – Ottawa-Gatineau – Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that it executed a warrant under Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) at two locations in the Niagara region of Ontario.

The warrant was obtained as part of an ongoing investigation relating to the installation of malicious software (malware) and the alteration of transmission data. The CRTC launched its investigation further to a lead from FireEye Inc., a vendor specializing in cyber threat protection and forensics.

The CRTC takes online threats very seriously and is working closely with its domestic and international partners, including law enforcement agencies to aggressively pursue investigations of alleged violations under Canada’s anti-spam legislation.

Canadians are encouraged to report spam, malware and other electronic threats to the Spam Reporting Centre. The information sent to the Centre is used by the CRTC, the Competition Bureau and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner to enforce Canada’s anti-spam legislation.

The CRTC does not comment on active investigations, nor does it name the individuals or companies under investigation.

Source: Release

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