Canadian Nunavut Government Systems Infected By Ransomware

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Canadian Nunavut government systems infected by ransomware, has impacted medical, legal and social services.

Canadian government IT systems have been forced, into lockdown after a successful ransomware attack.

Canadian Nunavut government systems infected by ransomware.

On Monday, government officials for the Nunavut region, said that over the weekend, a "new and sophisticated type of ransomware" struck the territory.

The ransomware encrypted individual files on various servers and workstations.

As a result, all government services requiring access to electronic information stored on the GN network are impacted, except Qulliq Energy Corporation.

GN services remain available and open, but some services will be delayed.

For medical appointments, all patients are asked to bring their health card and any medication when going to clinics.

The GN is working to ensure that data is restored and accessible as soon as possible, and expects the majority of files will be restored, using existing up-to-date back-ups.

This means that, they have decided not to pay the ransom, good for them.

"I want to assure Nunavummiut that we are working non-stop to resolve this issue," said Premier Joe Savikataaq.

"There will likely be some delays as we get back online, and I thank everyone for their patience and understanding."

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