Pro-Russian hackers claim attack on Prime Minister’s site, while Justin Trudeau receives his Ukrainian counterpart Denys Shmyhal in Toronto.

The Canadian Prime Minister’s website went offline for more than an hour. In addition, the Telegram account of the NoName group claims the attack, as does that of the bus manufacturer Nova Bus, whose site also seems to be down.

NoName is akin to what experts call “hacktivists”: politically motivated hackers.

“They mostly do denial of service attacks (DDOS attacks),” says Brett Callow, cyber threat expert at antivirus firm Emsisoft. This type of operation involves flooding a site with connection requests until it stops responding. “They are disturbing, but they are not very destructive. It’s an easy way for them to get their message across and keep their counterparts busy. »

More details to come.