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Hamilton confirms ransomware origins of cyber attack – IT World Canada

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  • Ransomware attack confirmed in the city of Hamilton, Ont.
  • City working to restore full services after cyber attack.

Ransomware has been confirmed as the cause of a cyber attack on the city of Hamilton, Ont. The attack was detected on Feb. 25, and the city is working to restore full services. City manager Marnie Cluckie stated that some systems are offline, but critical services such as transit and emergency services remain operational. The city has cyber insurance but is handling the situation with caution. Mayor Andrea Horwath emphasized the city’s commitment to restoring systems safely and securely. Meetings of the city council have been temporarily suspended to prioritize dealing with the cyber attack. City staff are working diligently to restore services, and a full review will be conducted to prevent future breaches.

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