Yukon gov't, federal agencies investigating 'unprecedented' cyberattack that brought down website


The Yukon government, along with the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security and the RCMP’s cyber crimes division, is investigating an unprecedented cyberattack that brought down the territorial government’s websites and internal internet-based systems Thursday. 

The distributed-denial-of-service attack, where an unusually-high amount of traffic is sent to a network in an effort to overwhelm it, began Thursday at midnight and is still ongoing, the government said in a news release Friday afternoon. 

However, mitigation efforts such as putting websites behind a new firewall have been successful, according to officials, and approximately 90 per cent of services had been restored as of Friday morning. 

The intent and orchestrator of the attack is still unclear at this

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