A Canadian military and government contractor allegedly suffered a significant ransomware attack in December 2019. The unfortunate target was Bird Construction, a Toronto-based firm that secured 48 contracts worth $406 million with Canada’s Department of National Defence between 2006 and 2015, according to InfoSecurity Magazine.
The InfoSecurity report suggests the construction firm had 60GB of data stolen and encrypted by the hacking group MAZE, which then demanded a ransom for data restoration. A Bird Construction company spokesperson told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: “Bird Construction responded to a cyber incident that resulted in the encryption of company files. Bird continued to function with no business impact, and we worked with leading cyber security experts to restore access to the affected files.”
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