The following is a Google translation of a recent news story by Hugo Joncas: Hackers make managed to infiltrate the justice Department’s system, and even send malware to citizens who traded with these addresses. The ministry was careful not to warn the public about the attack, but after many questions from our bureau of Investigation, it issued a terse argument last night. justice Quebec is however miserly on details. In its responses to the Journal , the ministry nevertheless acknowledges that the hackers managed to infect 14 mailboxes on august 11 and 12. They were able to access the email addresses of citizens who spoke with these boxes. Read more on Le daybook de Montreal. So it seems not only were the as-yet-unidentified attackers able to compromise mailboxes, but they were able to send out email with malware to infect recipients’ systems. spell the Justice department appears to make responded quickly to the attack to contain it, their deficiency of transparency and failure to warn people who may be at risk is troubling. i would have hoped for the department to issue a notice warning the public that if they find any email that appears to be in response to any past parallelism with the agency, then it may take malware. The minister’s failure to admonish the public and to tell them what to do if they find an email from an unrelated email address but that contains old agreement between the recipient and the government is a chip shameful, frankly. Thanks to “Scsideath,” who contacted me about this incident and informs me that he had been given samples of the malware and could confirm that it is emotet.