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Canada – The Resort Municipality of Whistler

Exploit: Ransomware

The Resort Municipality of Whistler: Municipal Government

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Risk to Business: 1.867 = Severe

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) has temporarily suspended all online and some in-person services in the wake of a ransomware attack purprtedly carried out by an unamed new ransomware gang. The group leaked some data on it’s unfinshed dark web site and claims to have stolen 800 GB of data. RMOW states that they are currently working with cybersecurity experts and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to investigate further.

Individual Impact: No sensitive personal or financial information was confirmed as compromised in this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware has been an increasingly popular tool for cybercriminals to use against targets in the education sector. Preventing it from hitting systems is just as important as protecting data.