It looks like the Montreal police website is up and running again.
Anonymous Quebec took responsibility for the cyber-attack, which occurred after 10 p.m. Friday following a night march against austerity. The group also successfully attacked the Montreal Police Brotherhood site.
Police say no important information was put at risk as a result of the attack.
The attackers indulged in some poetic flourish in describing their work, which they say created a “a smoking crater in cyber space.”
“As a society it’s time to question the wisdom of giving cans of poison to psychopaths hopped up on donuts & coffee,” Anonymous Quebec wrote on Twitter.
The Montreal police website offers information about missing people and other messages it seeks to convey to the public.