And one more! Definitely, the list of large communities affected by a computer attack does not stop growing. After the Guadeloupe region or the departments of Seine-et-Marne, Alpes-Maritimes or Seine-Maritime, the Normandy region has just announced that it has been the victim of a computer invasion.
Unavailability of digital services
“All digital services in the region are currently unavailable to users,” the community reported on Dec. 10 on a new temporary site. The latter was created in order to be able to communicate in times of crisis. “Phone calls and e-mail communication are not possible,” and it is no longer possible, for example, “to apply for subsidies in a dematerialized way,” the community emphasizes.
Other consequences of the lack of access to digital services: Internet access to the regional administrations of Caen and Rouen, secondary schools, and “in some community satellites” is suspended, the community adds. In addition to Anssi, a specialized computer intrusion investigation company operates in the region.
According to Ouest-France, 600 servers and 1,500 community computers are estimated. Regional President Hervé Morin said he expected the community to be paralyzed for “several weeks”. The latest examples of affected communities do suggest that the slope will be long for the region.
In its latest update at the end of November, the Guadeloupe region indicated that it was still “working hard to conduct analysis to know the extent of the attack and respond to it in the best possible way.” A way of saying that the community always has more questions than answers.