Prince Edward Island government website hit by ransomware attack

Ryan Ross reports:

The P.E.I. government’s website appears to have been the victim of a ransomware attack.

Visitors to some pages on the website this morning were met with a screen that said “Oops, your website have been encrypted!”

The page warned that files on the website were encrypted and no longer accessible.

Read more on The Guardian.

Miguel Gomez adds that the payment demanded by the attackers was 0.0057 BTC, approximately USD $50.00.

Read more about why Gomez thinks this was likely a strain of WannaCry on  Cryptovest.

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