Ca: Midland servers hacked, attackers demanding ransom
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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