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City of Saint John Experiences ‘Significant’ Cyber Attack

The City of Saint John in New Brunswick is investigating a “significant” cyberattack it experienced on Nov. 15. The city wrote in a notice on Twitter that all city information technology systems were shut down as a result of the cyberattack, including the municipal webpage www.saintjohn.ca, online payment systems, and customer service applications. The government of Saint John did not say who was behind the cyberattack. “We do not yet know whether personal information stored on our networks has been compromised. As a precaution, we recommend that users of our systems regularly check their bank accounts and credit cards for suspicious activity,” said the notice. The public can still dial the city’s customer service number 658-4455, but the calls will be addressed with priority. The 911 communication centre remains in operation and is ready to respond to any emergencies. The city is working with federal and provincial governments to “contain …