News and Updates on Information Technology

Canada – Metro Vancouver

Exploit: Ransomware
Metro Vancouver: Public Transportation Authority

Risk to Small Business: 2.229 = Severe

Egregor ransomware had a busy week as it disrupted operations for Metro Vancouver, impacting causing disruptions in services and payment systems for its TransLink payment service. Transportation service for riders was not otherwise impacted. The Egregor gang published a ransom demand and the incident is being investigated.

Individual Risk: No personal or consumer information was reported as impacted in this incident.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware is a huge threat to infrastructure targets right now, and it has been especially impactful in the transportation sector. Agencies need to be using their resources wisely to combat it.