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Barrie health clinic cyber-attackers remain elusive

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Barrie health clinics were hit with a ransomware attack, but the identity of the cyber-attackers remains unknown. Barrie police are investigating the incident and advising against paying the ransom. The Barrie and Community Family Health Team is working with legal counsel and cyber-security experts to contain and investigate the incident.

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Barrie police are closely monitoring a ransomware attack on local health clinics, which occurred last week. The Barrie and Community Family Health Team (BCFHT) confirmed the “cyber-security incident” involving their computer network and stated that patient information was not impacted. The incident was reported to Barrie police and has been forwarded to the fraud unit for investigation. The police have advised against paying the ransom, as there is no guarantee that the attackers will release the information. Similar cyber-attacks have been reported in Toronto, Hamilton, and Huntsville, highlighting the need for strong cybersecurity measures. The BCFHT is working with legal counsel and cyber-security experts to mitigate the impact of the attack and conduct a thorough investigation.

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