Sundance Film Festival Suffers Cyber Attack

The Sundance Film Festival suffered a cyber-attack on Saturday forcing their box offices to be closed.

A spokesman for the festival said, “Sundance Film Festival has been subject to a cyber-attack, causing network outages that have shut down our box office. No further information about the attack is available at this time, but our team is working hard to get our system back up and running as soon as possible. All screenings will still take place as planned.”

The festival organizers have said all movie screenings will go on as planned and said, “Our artist’s voices will be heard and the show will go on.”

According to Variety, “The cyber-attack occurred at about noon Mountain time, shortly after Chelsea Handler led a Women’s March in Park City to protest the election of Donald Trump. It’s unclear if the attack was related to crowds in Park City, holding empowerment signs and speaking out against Trump.

The online ticketing was restored about forty minutes later.

A video of Chelsea Handler’s speech at the Women’s March in Park City, Utah:

 

 

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