Hackers break into the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board

It's not known how long the hackers were in the system

Another Canadian government website has been hacked.

This time, hackers broke into the network of the tribunal that adjudicates disputes between public servants and the federal government.

The website of the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board has been down since Friday.

It’s not known how long the hackers were in the system, or if they took anything during the breach discovered Thursday.

An official with the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada says the board’s public network has been taken offline as a precaution and officials are trying to get the site back online as soon as possible.

The Conservatives have placed a premium on protecting federal systems from hackers who routinely attack government systems looking for state secrets.

Some attacks target weaknesses in smaller agencies in hopes of gaining access to wider federal networks.

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