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Inuit sharing ancient knowledge of ice, sea and land with new app – CBC

Siku app allows users to share info about dangerous conditions, wildlife sightings and hunting stories Dec 05, 2019 A social media app geared toward the outdoor lives of Inuit launched Wednesday with features that tie traditional knowledge to smartphone technology. The Siku app and web platform, named after the Inuktitut word for sea ice, allows […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201912 Views

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Government of Nunavut makes significant progress in system recovery efforts

Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 22, 2019) – The Government of Nunavut (GN) today confirmed its network and electronic systems affected by the November 2 ransomware are operational, following significant progress over the past weeks. “I want to say a heartfelt thank you to the many people who have been working nonstop to make sure our government […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 201912 Views

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Government of Nunavut ransomware update

15 November 2019 The Government of Nunavut (GN) can confirm that payments for Financial Assistance to Nunavut Students (FANS), Adult Learning Training Supports and Foster Parent payments will be issued to clients today, and that future payments for those programs will be issued as scheduled. Income Assistance payments in Iqaluit are now being delivered as […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201915 Views

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Government of Nunavut Ransomware Update

November 13, 2019 The Government of Nunavut (GN) can confirm employees will be paid as scheduled on Friday, November 15. Cheques issued for employees without direct deposit in communities outside Iqaluit may arrive on Monday, November 18. There will likely be delays processing non-standard pay such as overtime or acting pay. The Department of Finance […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201917 Views

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Government of Nunavut says computer data backups OK, despite ransomware attack – Nunatsiaq News

12 November, 2019 Voicemail for GN’s Iqaluit offices also working again The Government of Nunavut says that backups of data contained on its computer systems have been recovered, following a recent ransomware attack that had shut down most of the GN’s workstations and servers. That good news means that information on the government’s computers, inaccessible […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201912 Views

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Ulukhaktok’s community-owned internet could deliver 10x speeds of Northwestel – CBC

Internet Society contributed $20K worth of equipment and training to get community network off ground Nov 06, 2019 The days of the internet monopoly in Ulukhaktok, N.W.T., are numbered. A $20,000 investment by a non-profit in the Arctic hamlet will establish a new community-owned and -operated internet service provider as early as next summer. The […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201925 Views

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Government of Nunavut returns to paper records and phone calls following ransomware attack – Nunatsiaq News

Far-reaching consequences may affect everything from student report cards to social assistance payments This past weekend’s ransomware attack on the Government of Nunavut has had far-reaching consequences, having frozen the government’s communications and operating systems and revived the use of telephone calls, paper record-taking and faxes for communication among the territory’s departments. For schools across […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 201925 Views

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GN network impacted by ransomware

Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 3, 2019) – On Saturday, November 2, 2019, a new and sophisticated type of ransomware affected the GN, across the territory. The ransomware encrypted individual files on various servers and workstations. As a result, all government services requiring access to electronic information stored on the GN network are impacted, except Qulliq Energy Corporation. “I want to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 201931 Views

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Nunavut government trying to get back online after weekend ransomware attack – APTN News

November 4, 2019 If you’re trying to reach the government of Nunavut today, don’t send an email. Crucial Nunavut government services from health to justice were still impaired Monday after a weekend cyberattack locked out civil servants from access to electronic information. And it could stay down for some time. “We are working non-stop to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 201928 Views

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MLAs aghast at $80 million cost increase to Nunavut-Greenland fibre cable – CBC

Oct 25, 2019 Iqaluit internet link will cost over $200 million The GN’s plan to boost internet in the Qikiqtaaluk region through an undersea fibre link between Nunavut and Greenland is going to cost $80 million dollars more than planned. MLAs approved the project, co-funded by the federal government, at around $126 million in October […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 201925 Views

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