Ca: Digital pirates search for prey in Southwestern Ontario
Kathleen Saylors and Galen Simmons report:
It may have just been a coincidence.
But the revelation by Stratford officials on Sept. 19 that the city paid $75,000 to a hacker to regain access to its computer network following a cyber attack five months earlier was followed by a wave of cyber attacks across Southwestern Ontario.
In little more than a week, Woodstock city hall, Woodstock police, hospitals in Wingham and Listowel and an auto parts manufacturer in Strathroy also came under attack.
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