Sask. government computers attacked millions of times last year


Saskatchewan government officials said they beat back millions of cyberattacks against the provincial computer system last year.

The province has 15,000 computers in its network. The information stored in the system ranges from health and financial data to sensitive reports.

The province is cautious about talking about the attacks because technology is evolving rapidly and it doesn’t want to tip its hand to the attackers.

The Ministry of Central Services oversees computer security. Crystal Zorn is the head of information security.

“The types of tools that cybercriminals use to target systems often are very common day, and the types of things you see on your own home computer,” Zorn said.

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