Isentia ransomware attack expected to cost at least $7 million

Justin Hendry reports: Media monitoring provider Isentia has put the immediate cost of a “significant” ransomware attack on its flagship intelligence and insights service last week at at least $7 million. The incident, disclosed on Tuesday last week, disrupted the operation of the company’s SaaS platform, Mediaportal. Mediaportal is Isentia’s all-in-one platform used by both...

Cyberattack shuts down Saskatchewan Polytechnic

David Giles reports: Online and in-person classes have been cancelled at Saskatchewan Polytechnic following a cybersecurity attack. School officials said classes are cancelled until Nov. 5 while IT staff work with outside experts to restore systems, with the first priority restoring online learning. Read more on Global News.  Sounds like a ransomware attack, but they haven’t actually...

NetWalker hits CMC in Ravenna

Andrea Alberizia reports that CMC in Ravenna has been compromised by NetWalker ransomware. A team of 20 engineers from Itway has been working around the clock for four days to get the coop network fully restored. The company has no intention of paying the ransom demand. The amount of the demand was not reported,...