News and Updates on Information Technology

Canada – City of Montmagne

Exploit: Ransomware
City of Montmagne: Municipal Government

Risk to Small Business: 2.211 = Severe

The municipal government of Montagne in Quebec has fallen victim to a ransomware attack that crippled city systems. Some services have been restored including the phone system which was down for 6 days, but the recovery could be slow.

Individual Risk: No personal or business financial information or PII was reported as stolen in this incident that is still under investigation.

Customers Impacted: 17,553

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware is almost always the result of a phishing attack. Failing to keep up with security awareness training will put businesses at risk for more cyberattacks.