Ca: Saint John won’t pay ransom to hackers, city manager says

Julia Wright of CBC reports:

The city of Saint John has no plans to pay hackers a ransom after its network was attacked three months ago.

In his regular update to common council Monday, city manager John Collin said the city had a backup system in place and “the vast majority” of the data has been or will be recovered.

“Between the reality that there has been little to no compromise of data and that our corrupted data is recoverable through backup, I have decided to direct the staff that we cease any exploration of ransom payment options,” he said.

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I’m surprised that after so many months, it was even being discussed. Will the threat actors dump data, though, now that the city has said it will no longer even consider paying?

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