By Dan Karpenchuk in Toronto
Aug 16, 2008
Canada is again facing an embarrassing security breach after a sensitive
government document was found on a rainy Ottawa street.
The document, made up of 131 pages, was found on a rain-soaked street in
a brown envelope.
It was titled Nemesis - a classified database used by officers to track
and prosecute polluters and environmental law breakers.
It detailed a number of the system's failings and even described how the
data could be attacked by industrial hackers, environmental activists or
If someone were able to shut down or corrupt the system, officers might
not be able to prosecute cases.
A spokesman for Environment Canada would not give details about how the
documents ended up on the street, but said the department will look into
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