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Cyber attack shuts down Evraz IT systems across North America, but company says no data compromised

Evraz North America has confirmed that a cyberattack late Wednesday has temporarily disabled the company's information technology infrastructure, but says no sensitive data has been compromised.

Company issued a three-day layoff notice that takes effect Friday

Evraz North America's information technology systems are down after a cyberattack late Wednesday night. (Olivia Stefanovich/CBC)

A cyberattack late Wednesday night has shut down Evraz North America's information technology systems across the United States and Canada, a company spokesperson confirmed on Thursday.

The company also confirmed that temporary layoff notices have been issued as a result.

"At this point, there has been no indication of any breach of confidential or personal customer or employee information," said Patrick Waldron, spokesperson for the company.

Waldron said there is currently no timeline for resolution of the situation but it has affected internal infrastructure such as the company's email system.

"Our information technology teams are working to restore those systems as soon as possible."

Customers and partners have been notified of the attack and the potential impacts it could have on company operations and shipments, Waldron said.

An employee, speaking under condition of anonymity, told CBC the company informed it's workforce in Regina Thursday that it is trying to contain the virus but didn't know when or if it can be fixed.

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