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