The government’s website, gov.sr, is back online. Gardelito Hew A Kee who is a member of the E-government committee at the Office of the President, pointed out that the website came online on Thursday afternoon. The government website was one of four websites that were attacked by cyber criminals on Wednesday. The other websites that were also targeted during the cyber attack are: De Surinaamsche Bank (DSB), the National Democratic Party (NDP) and Telesur. “These were cyber attacks. Claims that the websites were hacked are not true,” said Hew A Kee who is also the chairman of the board at Telesur. He explained that hacking is when unauthorized people gain access to your site or take control of it and do things in your name. You then no longer have access to your own site. During Wednesday attacks 4 the websites and server networks many messages from various computers were sent at the same moment. The server network gets overcrowded during such an attack and is then taken offline as a precautionary measure. Hew A Kee pointed out that there are indications that the attack originated from Bulgaria. Meanwhile the DSB Bank has indicated that it has already taken the necessary measures. Renate Cruden, Public Relations Officer at the bank, pointed out that clients have nothing to worry about. The ICT experts at the bank are currently busy addressing the problem.