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Metro Vancouver hit with Ransomware

It’s a bad day when you get the notice:

“Your network has been ATTACKED, your computers and servers were LOCKED, your private data was DOWNLOADED”

That was the message received at Metro Vancouver.

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.

How it Could Affect Businesses: 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.