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Denham Looking into BC Gov't Computer Crash

PRIVACY

February 4, 2011

The Times Colonist reports that BC Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has asked to review the government's final report on a computer crash that disabled its system. Provincial officials say computer technicians making normal upgrades to the system caused Monday's crash when they inadvertently generated a large amount of traffic to the network, the report states. All government Web sites, the employee Intranet and e-mail servers were affected. Experts have ruled out an attack by hackers and say no personal information was compromised.
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