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

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201932 Views

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 since the Nov. 2 cyberattack, can be restored.

As well, voicemail for territorial government offices in Iqaluit is working again.

The most recent computer backups are from Oct. 31.

Meanwhile, the GN’s information technology division continues to work closely with departmental IT teams “to restore the recovered data and bring all systems back online,” the GN said in a Nov. 12 statement on Facebook.

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