National Newswatch

The Saskatchewan government says it’s been hit with a malicious cyber attack.

Spokeswoman Kathy Young says the government network is being flooded, causing sporadic outages of the Saskatchewan.ca website and other issues.

Over the past four days, organizations in 150 countries have been attacked by malware that locks computers and forces users to pay a ransom to get their files back.

Young says the Saskatchewan government is not immune to such attacks, even though she says it has a robust security system.

The Canadian Press
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