New Brunswick has “temporarily disabled” some of the province’s online services as a precautionary measure, due to a recently discovered software vulnerability.

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The federal government, the Quebec government and the Canadian Revenue Agency were among the organizations that temporarily suspended websites as a precaution after the Canadian Center for Cyber ​​Security issued an alert on December 10.

New Brunswick said in a statement Monday that it also became aware of the threat on that date, but there is no indication that any of the province’s government services have been affected.

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“However, some applications and services have been disconnected to apply corrective patches,” the province said.

“Government personnel continue to closely monitor developments and are working to assess and mitigate any risks to provincial government websites and applications.”

The province did not indicate which services were affected or how long the suspension could last.

– with a file from The Canadian Press

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