‘Cyber attack’ takes out national government’s IT

April 10, 2018

Eeek! A nation’s entire government is staggering to its feet after being shut down for a week due to a “cyber attack”.

The nation in question is Sint Maarten, an independent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is otherwise known as the southern “Dutch bit” of the Caribbean island Saint Martin and has an area of a mere 34km2. (The northern “French bit”, the république of Saint-Martin, measures 53 km2.) Sint Maarten has a population of just over 42,000 and tourism dominates its economy.

Local organ The Daily Herald reported the “attack” struck on 2 April, but yesterday said public services were to “resume” shortly.

Complete article on theregister.co.uk

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