Critical Infrastructure Disrupted in Martinique by Prolonged Cyberattack
The Caribbean island of Martinique is dealing with a cyberattack that has disrupted internet access and other infrastructure for weeks. The attack began on May 16, forcing officials to isolate the affected systems. Cybersecurity experts were mobilized to help gradually restore their operations.
“Regarding education services, technical solutions are being set up to restore internet access to colleges and high schools. School administrators and the government are coordinating in order to ensure the smooth handling of exams. The government will make every effort to ensure the payment of social benefits,” officials said in a statement.
“Regarding financial services, the community will be able to issue new purchase orders and ensure the payment of bills. These must be filed in paper format from the mail office in Plateau Roy. Concerning aid and subsidy services, the filing of requests must be made in paper format to the office in Plateau Roy due to the unavailability of online platforms.”
May 16, 2023
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