Brad Wallace March 16, 2015 Cyber attack at NRC kept secret from other departments Brad Wallace March 16, 2015 Not that surprising. After all, secrecy and paranoia appears to be the hallmark of this government. Fucking stupid though. When the government went public about the hack on July 29, at least one department was caught off-guard, with a security officer at Environment Canada complaining about the lack of communication between federal organizations. Environment Canada and the NRC are part of the same IT portfolio.