This emergency measure is precautionary taken in order to protect the personal data of subscribers.Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, written in a press release (Bank ). The lockdown will continue until Tuesday morning.
The computer platform for secure authentication and access rights management for BANQ users was released by InMedia, the same company targeted by the La Place 0-5 attack.
The Quebec government announced Friday evening that all customers of this technology supplier must take precautionary measures to avoid the same fate.
All ministries and public agencies that use systems similar to the one in question have been required to close immediate access to their digital services if they contain data deemed sensitive.
It was the personal data of 5,000 children and parents waiting for a childcare place It was stolen last weekend by a hacker. The government then launched a security check as this was revealed by Radio Canada Other web companies that provide technology services have access to personal data Children and parents, without all guarantees of safety.
The Quebec government writes: “The cybersecurity of government data is taken very seriously and measures are being taken to prevent other similar incidents from occurring.”
Many clients are in Quebec, Canada and around the world
At the moment, there is no indication that any other personal or confidential information has been stolen. However, the institutions are on alert.
Among Quebec’s clients for technology resource InMedia are Hydro-Quebec, Loto-Quebec, HEC Montreal, Institut de Tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ) Or the computerized network of government libraries.
About twenty cities in Quebec have maintained these IT services including Laval, Brossard, Trois-Rivières, Gatineau, Sherbrooke, Saint-Jérôme, Drummondville, Shawinigan, and Granby.
Throughout Canada, libraries of the Canadian Armed Forces are clients, as is Tourism Canada, which operates under the name Destination Canada. Stratford, Ontario, is also a client.
In France, many large cities like Lyon and Marseille use Quebec provider services for their libraries. The same applies to UNESCO headquarters in Paris and the University of Sciences Po in Paris.
European cities such as The Hague (Netherlands), Geneva (Switzerland) and Cologne (Germany) also use InMedia.