nucklehead Posted June 18, 2015 Share Posted June 18, 2015 http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/cyberattack-takes-down-government-websites-anonymous-claims-responsibility-1.2427033 Federal government websites were hit by a cyberattack Wednesday and the hacking group Anonymous has claimed responsibility for the attack. The websites for several federal departments -- including Weather.gc.ca, ServiceCanada.gc.ca and Parl.gc.ca -- went down around the lunch hour ET Wednesday. Many federal employees also lost email service. Some sites, such as National Defence, remained online. The sites appeared to go back online shortly before 3 p.m. ET. Treasury Board President Tony Clement confirmed to reporters on Parliament Hill Wednesday afternoon that the shutdowns were caused by a denial of service cyberattack. “I’ve just been through a briefing on it,” Clement said. “There has been an attack on Government of Canada servers.” “We are working very diligently to restore services and to find out the origination of the attack,” he added. “If Canadians have any issues and are being denied access to a GC account, they should phone 1-800-O-Canada,” Clement advised. Clement could not say whether any data had been stolen or who might have directed the attack. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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