As much as we all hope that the Internet will somehow be restored by Thanksgiving, the state of Connecticut still faces an acute cyberthreat.
A state-led effort to identify and combat cyber threats that threaten the state is under way, and a cybersecurity expert is predicting a “massive cyberattack” is imminent.
The attacks that have shut down portions of the internet have been traced to Russia.
The Russian government has claimed responsibility for the attacks and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been tasked with investigating and preventing them.
The FBI has also been investigating, and has publicly accused Russia of attempting to influence the election to hurt Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
The U.S. Department of Justice is currently investigating the attack.
What does that mean?
The FBI is currently looking into the hacking attacks that shut off parts of the state’s Internet for a few days last week.
That means the cyberthreat to the state remains a significant concern.
The state’s government is currently preparing to hold a public hearing on the threats, and the state has a cyberresponse team on-site.
The government is also looking into how the cyberattacks were carried out, and how they were able to infiltrate the state-owned electric grid.
In response to the attack, the federal government issued a “state of emergency” in Connecticut.
That emergency order, which requires a state of emergency to be declared before the state can receive federal funds, will expire at the end of the month.
This means Connecticut residents can expect to be without access to basic services for the next few weeks.
The federal government is now asking the state for $300 million to help with the damage to its electric grid, according to the New Haven Register.
The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, which operates the state utility, has also launched a “cybersecurity response” to help the state recover.
This includes hiring security contractors, providing training for police and fire departments, and providing other assistance.
What can you do?
The state is currently under a state-wide emergency, and officials are working to determine the extent of the damage and what steps are needed to recover.
It is expected that all services will be restored to the public within the next several weeks.
It remains to be seen how widespread the damage will be.
Officials have also warned people that the internet may be down for several days.
While the state government has been working on its response, the cybersecurity team has also begun to look into the Russian government’s claim of responsibility.
The cyberattack is being investigated by the Department in coordination with DHS, the Department said in a statement.
DHS is also offering assistance, including a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual responsible for the attack or those responsible for a similar attack.
The investigation is ongoing, and DHS is encouraging people to remain vigilant.
The department also encouraged residents to take precautions and stay connected to the internet.
It has also urged people to check their bank accounts and check for suspicious activity.
The outage affected people in the state, and some states have had trouble accessing their banks and credit cards, but there have been no reports of damage to the electrical grid or any reports of any damage to businesses.
While we’re trying to restore power, it’s important to remember that we are still dealing with a massive cyberattack.
We’re still not done.
What to do if you or someone you know are affected?
If you or a family member are experiencing difficulty accessing your bank account or credit card, or if you have any questions about the outage, you should contact your bank or credit union.
If you can’t get online, you can call your bank and request a report on the state website.
You can also call the Connecticut Department of Consumer Affairs at 1-800-772-7387 or go to the Department’s website to report any problems.
If your financial information is impacted, you need someone to contact if you need more information.
You should also check with your insurance company or the state insurance department for information about any claims they might have.
This is a very serious threat to the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Connecticut.
The cybersecurity threat is a major concern, and while we’re still recovering from the outage it is important to be vigilant.
We ask you to be patient and cooperate with the authorities.
If anyone is in danger of being impacted, they should immediately seek medical care and get tested.
We also ask people to use their phones when possible.
Stay connected to your network, and stay safe.
We encourage you to share the latest updates from your friends and family, and follow Connecticut’s updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
If this is your first time experiencing this type of disruption, we urge you to take advantage of Connecticut’s state-sponsored emergency preparedness programs.
In addition to the assistance from DHS, states across the country are offering free public forums and seminars for residents.
The forums and events will take place on Nov. 1 at