Web users trying to learn about careers in the Canadian Forces on Thursday instead found themselves staring at the landing page of the Chinese central government’s official web portal after the website http://www.forces.ca was apparently hacked to redirect users to the http://www.gov.cn domain.
At the time of writing, forces.ca was still down with an error message displayed, including the following statement: “In an effort to improve your experience, Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) websites have been reorganized and our web pages have been moved.”
A DND spokesperson confirmed to Global News that the website was taken down.
“We are investigating further and, in the meantime, will not speculate on the motivations or point of origin of the redirection,” the official said in an emailed statement.
-Global News reporter Rahul Kalvapalle