Canadian town bows to ransomware attack, will pay attackers

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  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Canadian town bows to ransomware attack, will pay attackers
    September 12, 2018
    https://www.scmagazine.com/home/news/canadian-town-bows-to-ransomware-attack-will-pay-attackers/
     
  2. Beyonder

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    How the hell did an entire city get ransomwared? I'm guessing they didn't update their software for years?
     
  3. mood

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    Probably. And there were several attacks in recent months:

    Ontario police warn of cyberattacks
    September 14, 2018
    https://www.orangeville.com/news-story/8901733-ontario-police-warn-of-cyberattacks/
     
  4. Trooper

    Trooper Registered Member

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    Lol. No surprise here.
     
  5. Circuit

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    Let's all pay, eh?
     
  6. Trooper

    Trooper Registered Member

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    Yes!!!
     
  7. ProTruckDriver

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    I wouldn't doubt it. A few days ago I went to the DMV to get my drivers license renewed. I noticed the DMV is still using Windows XP. :eek:
     
  8. zapjb

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    USA still the best. But getting worse!
    Then they'll up their IT security budget up to $1,000 a year.
     
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