A photo that has gone viral on social media shows a supposed flooded server room at the Ministry of Finance, which caused the shutdown of several government websites on Monday. Although the Ministry of Finance denied the authenticity of the photo, they did confirm that the flooding incident did take place.
The Ministry of Finance later took to Twitter to address the situation, stating that the photo was an object of misinformation and had nothing to do with the Ministry of Finance. However, they did confirm that their IT Services Department officials had been working tirelessly to restore the systems. They were able to reopen the Government Hub at 80% capacity, which is a significant achievement.
Η συγκεκριμένη φωτογραφία δεν έχει καμία σχέση με το Υπ.Οικονομικών και αποτελεί αντικείμενο παραπληροφόρησης. Σημειώνεται ότι τα συστήματα του Κυβερνητικού Κόμβου χάριν των εξαίρετων προσπαθειών των λειτουργών του Τμήματος Υπηρεσιών Πληροφορικής έχουν επαναλειτουργήσει στο 80%!! pic.twitter.com/azFv5iOxIJ— Ministry of Finance (@MoF_Cyprus) April 11, 2023
This incident highlights the importance of proper infrastructure maintenance and the need for disaster preparedness in the digital age. The Ministry of Finance has not yet released an official statement on the extent of the damage caused or the measures taken to prevent such incidents in the future.