MONTREAL – The National Library of Quebec is closing its doors and going partially offline until next Tuesday because it uses the same tech company that served the daycare reservation website that had its data stolen earlier this week.
“Following the attack on the government site La Place 0-5 earlier this week, the Government Cyber Defense Center (CGCD) recommended that all government agencies doing business with the technology vendor involved immediately shut down access to their digital services, “the library said in a statement.
The National Library and Archives of Quebec (BAnQ) is a client of the same company, he said. It’s following advice, but in its case, it means shutting down the library itself.
“This decision leads to the closure of the Grande Bibliothèque and the suspension of certain online services until Tuesday morning, while the necessary corrections are made,” he said.
“This emergency measure is taken as a preventive measure to protect the personal data of subscribers,” said the press release.
There was no data leak at the library.
BAnQ’s website is still operational, as are certain online services, as well as remote information and reference services by phone and email.