Ca: Southeast Kootenay school district reveals that they suffered Emotet attack in January

East Kootenay News Online Weekly has a report on a malware incident involving a Canadian school district:

School District No. 5 (SD5) Southeast Kootenay encountered a cyber incident on January 23 in which computers at the School Board Office and the Fernie Learning Centre were infected with the Emotet Virus.


According to Secretary-Treasurer Alan Rice, the district believes the risk is directed at emails being forwarded with Malware attachments with the intent to spread the Emotet Virus and not for the purpose of disclosing or using the personal information that may be found in the emails.

“The district contacted the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner immediately following the discovery of this email security breach, and we have been following all protocols provided by the Office, including sending out a release to inform the general public.”


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