(MTH/MF/PC) The state's internet infrastructure has been the target of a malicious attack that began on Monday morning.
From around 9:30 am Monday, the web servers of many state authorities and offices were down or difficult to reach.
10.50 am, the state-owned IT operator "Centre des Techniques de
l'information de l'Etat" (CTIE) sent a message via Twitter saying the
state network was the victim of a so-called "distributed denial of
service attack" (DDoS).
This web-server congestion, achieved deliberately or due to a technical problem, bombards a server with connection requests.
The CTIE director confirmed the attack on Monday afternoon.
"The attack is
continuing, and we are working with all the relevant services to repel
it," he said.
The purpose of the attack or its origin remain unknown.