The Canadian Government of Nunavut (GN)) has recently disclosed a ransomware attack on its IT systems. Following the incident, numerous online government services faced disruptions.
Reportedly, the Government of Nunavut (GN) in Northern Canada has emerged as the latest victim of a cyber attack. According to a media release, the GN IT systems suffered a ransomware attack. Consequently, numerous government services involving online systems faced disruption.
The attack hit the government entity on Saturday and it reportedly involves a ‘new’ ransomware variant. As stated in the press release,
Following the infection, the ransomware began encrypting all the data on GN servers and workstations. As a result, except Qulliq Energy Corporation, all other online services exhibited disruptions.
For now, the Government of Nunavut is supposedly back to working with paper, pen and phones as they strive to fix the matter.
Following the incident, GN started to work towards resolving the matter.