For the second day in a row, an apparent cyberattack took down the state of Maine’s website. A Twitter account with the handle Vikingdom2015 posted Tuesday morning that Maine.gov will be offline for more than five hours. Another post said other hackers helped make the website unaccessible. Service to Maine.gov was restored by 9:45 a.m. The outages lasted about 2 1/2 hours. On Monday, Vikingdom2015 took credit for knocking out Maine.gov for three hours.
Officials said a denial of service attack overwhelmed the state’s servers, causing the website to go down.
Tuesday’s attack targeted the Maine Department of Transportation press release system, sending out a slew of outdated road closures and construction alerts.