Ca: Qulliq Energy stops short of labelling cyberattack another Nunavut ransomware incident

CBC reports:

The Qulliq Energy Corp. says it was locked out of its data in January’s cyberattack, but stopped short of calling it a ransomware attack.

QEC announced last month it fell victim to a cyberattack, which was discovered on Jan. 15. While no operating technology, such as power plant infrastructure, was affected, QEC’s information technology, like email, billing and payroll databases were.

“There’s different levels of cyberattacks,” said Bill Nippard, QEC’s vice-president of operations and engineering. “In some cases they steal your data. In other cases, they simply lock your data out and encrypt it. So, at this point, we’re still continuing to investigate, but we don’t believe our data has been impacted, if you will.”

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