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Sun May 31, 2020, 06:43 PM May 2020

Governor: Minnesota hit by cyberattack as efforts to contain protests ramped up

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) said state computers were the target of a cyber attack Saturday, the fourth night of demonstrations after the death of George Floyd.

"Before our operation kicked off last night, a very sophisticated denial of service attack on all state computers was executed," Walz said Sunday morning during a news briefing, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. "That's not somebody sitting in their basement.”

Walz also doubled down on his claim that much of the unrest was fomented by people from out of state, saying “there are outside folks in there.”

Walz, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter (D) and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey (D) all made a similar claim earlier this week, but State Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington said only about 20 percent of the up to 100 arrests overnight were from out of state. Officials had claimed 80 percent of the previous night’s detainees were from out of state but have walked the figure back, if not the general claim.


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Governor: Minnesota hit by cyberattack as efforts to contain protests ramped up (Original Post) RandySF May 2020 OP
Russian ops, in coordination with the white supremacy butt spews. roamer65 May 2020 #1
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