Amnesty International Canada intruder was in system for 17 months before detection

A suspected Chinese-based threat actor was in the IT system of Amnesty International Canada for 17 months before being detected, according to the head of the non-profit group.

The Canadian branch of the human rights organization said in a news release Monday that the breach of security controls was detected in October. To its knowledge, this was the first breach of security controls the division has suffered.

But in an interview with IT World Canada, secretary general Ketty Nivyabandi said the intrusion started in July, 2021.

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Source: IT World Canada