Sep 042018

Andrew Mendler reports:

The Town of Midland’s computer systems were hacked over the long weekend.

In the early morning hours of Sept. 1, the town became the victim of a cyber-attack in which the town’s network was illegally accessed and infected with ransomware.


In late April, Wasaga Beach had their computer systems hacked and locked down for several weeks. The town eventually paid the hackers three Bitcoins, worth approximately $34,000. However, other costs including loss of productivity, new hardware and consultant fees were estimated at a combined $250,000.


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