Sundance Film Festival subject of cyber attack; suffers network outages on day of anti-Trump demonstrations

Sundance Film Festival founder Robert Redford. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Patrick Benedict

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 21, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — The Sundance Film Festival was the victim of a cyber attack according to festival representatives.

The attack has caused network outages that shut down the box office, festival officials said in an email sent out after 1 p.m. Mountain Time.

“Our team is working hard to get our Park City system back up and running as soon as possible,” the notice said.

“No further information about the attack is available at this time. All screenings will still take place as planned.”

The system was down for more than an hour.

The cyber attack took place on the very same day thousands of anti-Donald Trump protesters took of the streets of Park City to decry the president’s past treatment of women, minorities and people with disabilities.

Authorities have not addressed the possibility of any connection to Saturday’s protests and the cyberattacks.


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