Computer hacker held four Edmonton companies ransom, police say
CBC News reports:
An Edmonton man is facing fraud and extortion charges after several businesses had their computer networks hacked and data stolen, resulting in losses of $1.5 million.
An Edmonton business reported to police that its IT system was hacked in July, police said in a release Thursday.[…]
A 37-year-old man is charged with 18 criminal offences including extortion, mischief in relation to computer data, fraudulently obtaining computer service, and theft over $5,000.