A major cyberattack has hit government information technology services in Bermuda.
Governor Rena Lalgie confirmed that cybersecurity teams in Britain are assisting in dealing with the incident which started on Thursday.
She said, while there was an early indication of the geographical source of that attack, any further speculation on the possible source or motivation would be unhelpful.
Premier David Burt said the incident, which forced a postponement of the sitting of the House of Assembly, affected not only the Bermuda Government but some other regional governments as well.
Mr Burt said the initial indication was that the attack came from an external source, most likely Russia.
The Bermuda Government has advised the public that its telephone, internet and e-mail systems were disrupted and that all departments were affected.