Canadian Organizations Hit by New Ransomware Campaign

Researchers from Fortinet revealed this week that a new email ransomware campaign has hit a number of Canadian organizations, as well as some in the US and the UK.

The researchers said that since it was a spam effort, the messages were not targeted. Most of the emails had bore the subject line “Document number…” Your order number” or “Ticket number.”

Meanwhile, McAfee had also reported that other organizations in Canada had been victimized by a group called Hidden Cobra, which is believed to be backed by North Korea. The attackers had apparently planted surveillance software on the companies’ systems and used them as listening or data relay points.  

Source: IT World Canada

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