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INSTAT webpage is restored to full function following cyber attack

TIRANA, February 4/ATA/ The Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) official website has been restored to full function following the cyber-attack by the Iranian hacker group “Homeland Justice”.

The cyber-attack on INSTAT’s website happened on January 31 and as a consequence the website became inaccessible to citizens.

INSTAT announced on January 31 that its IT systems were the subject of a sophisticated cyber-attack, so it reacted quickly and professionally to prevent and minimize potential damage from the attack.

INSTAT immediately cut off internet connections and activated emergency protocols to ensure the protection of statistical data and information.

Likewise, INSTAT assured the public that the Census data were not the object of this attack, as they are stored in other systems dedicated only for this purpose.