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Organisation held hostage: Canada

Hi All

 

It appears this organisation is being held hostage in Canada:  https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/mobile/hackers-target-city-of-chateauguay-in-cyber-attack-1.4845432

 

I wonder what the local news is stating?

 

Regards

 

Caute_cautim

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Re: Organisation held hostage: Canada

From the local paper.  You should be able to translate it (there should be an option top right when you open the page), if not let me know and I will translate.

 

http://bit.ly/2xr39n1

 

Additionally, a Canadian Telco has been hit by the same Ransomware.

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/telus-owned-koodo-mobile-announces-data-breach-stolen...

 

Regards

 

d

 

 

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Re: Organisation held hostage: Canada

@dcontesti   Google Translate is a bit slower, but gets there:

 

Hackers have been holding the City of Château-guay hostage for five days. She is unable to access her data, made illegible by malicious software, our investigation has learned.

The program infiltrated the City network, before encrypting all of its files on Wednesday evening.

Interesting developments - I also noticed a 7Tbps DDoS extortion threat this morning too: 

 

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/collection/Purported-Silence-Group-DDoS-Threats-ec26dc6ebf6dcc5...

On 26 February 2020, IBM received a call through the X-Force IRIS hotline from a client regarding a potential attack against their enterprise. The threatening email claimed that a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack of 7Tbps would be waged against their enterprise if their demands of 50 XMR (Monero cryptocurrency – approx. $4170 USD) were not met.

 

So it is not just Ransomware but DDoS threats as well.  What is next hold the entire smartbuilding to not let people into the lifts or foyer?
 
Regards
 
Caute_cautim

 

 

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Re: Organisation held hostage: Canada

Well, first off, it's not all of Canada, it's just Chateauguay.

Second, from the (extremely limited) news story, it sounds like another
ransomware attack.

Yawn.

Been there, done that. Make a backup, people.

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peanuts- https://twitter.com/OhNoSheTwitnt/status/377437751962251264
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Re: Organisation held hostage: Canada

@rslade   But check to make sure the backup is successful and actually works - don't leave it to chance.

 

Look at the error messages and react accordingly.

 

Regards

 

Caute_cautim