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Hackers inflict major cyber attack on Government of Nunavut’s network

November 03, 2019 / Jane George

A ransomware cyber attack appears to have crippled essential electronic communications within the Government of Nunavut, and some public services may be affected throughout the territory. This means if you work for the Government of Nunavut, you may not be able to gain access to your email or consult online files, or if you reside in Nunavut, your access to public services may be difficult or impossible. Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq issued a statement on Twitter on Saturday night, saying the GN’s internet system had been hacked earlier on Nov. 2 by what he called “a virus that has targeted public services.”“We’re working around the clock to see the scope of the issue and get everyone back online. You will not have access to your GN account until we understand the full extent of the issue. This affects more than just Iqaluit, but we are not sure how far it reaches,” Savikataaq said.