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After ransomware attack, Nunavut will reformat all GN computers – Nunatsiaq News

7 November, 2019

“We’re not even looking at what it’s going to cost us,” premier says

The Government of Nunavut is collecting the work computers of its employees following the ransomware attack that took down the government’s computer systems.

Since the attack on Saturday, Nov. 2, GN employees have used paper, telephones and faxes for communications.

The GN said in a release the computers will be “collected and reformatted by GN IT,” which “aims to return computers within 24 hours, and thanks GN employees for their patience.”

Judging by the number of employees in the public service, more than 5,000 GN computers are likely to be in use across the territory in various offices, schools and health centres.

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