#Privacy: Minneapolis struck by DoS attack amidst protests

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The City of Minneapolis was reportedly hit with a Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack early Thursday morning. 

As protests in Minneapolis intensify following the unlawful killing of George Floyd, a DoS attack against the city has left numerous websites and computer systems unable to function.

Within hours of the attack, the city restored 95% of its impacted systems. 

It remains unknown as to who might be responsible or if the attack was connected to the protests, however, according to reports there has been no evidence of data being stolen or compromised. 

City spokesperson told The Hill: “Although these types of attacks are not completely unavoidable, they are fairly common, and the City of Minneapolis has proactive measures in place to respond to and mitigate disruptions when they do occur.”

“The City of Minneapolis IT continues to monitor its cyber platforms to ensure further disruption doesn’t happen again.”


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