Defence Construction Canada Hit by Ransomware Attack

Oct 01, 2019

Defence Construction Canada Hit by Ransomware Attack

BY Chris Brunau

Ransomware

The Defence Construction Canada’s computer systems were recently hit by a cyberattack. The DCC is responsible for contract management, infrastructure and environmental services, and lifecycle support to the Department of National Defence in Ottawa.

According to reports, the attack occurred in the second week of September. Although specific details about the attack were not released, the DCC investigated the attack that originated from a ransomware-related infection. According to the DCC, all site offices remained opened and operational throughout the entirety of the attack.

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