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

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 2019117 Views

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 resolve this issue,” said Premier Joe Savikataaq in a release. “Essential services will not be impacted and the (government) will continue to operate while we work through this issue.”

On Saturday night, the government was the victim of a ransomware attack. The program encrypted individual files on various servers and work stations, and locked out regular users.

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