The federal government is coping with cyberattacks this week and a hacker group in India claims it has caused chaos in Ottawa — but Canada’s signals-intelligence agency says the “nuisance” attacks likely haven’t put private information at risk.

The attacks seem to have hit institutions controlled by the government, but not the core infrastructure from which federal departments and agencies operate.

The Canadian Armed Forces says that its website became unavailable to mobile users midday Wednesday, but was fixed within a few hours.

The military says the site is separate from other government sites, such as the one used by the Department of Defence and internal military networks. The incident remains under investigation.

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