The regional municipality of Mekinac in Quebec has been revealed as the latest victim of a ransomware attack that locked county employees out of all their files.
Municipality employees came to work on September 10, only to be greeted with a threatening message on their computers that informed them that they were locked out of their systems. The cyber-attackers responsible demanded a ransom of eight Bitcoins – roughly worth $65,000 – to be deposited into a bank account.
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