Cyberattack prompts Indigenous child welfare authority in Manitoba to call RCMP – APTN News

Cyberattack prompts Indigenous child welfare authority in Manitoba to call RCMP – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 2019184 Views

November 24, 2019

The Southern First Nations Network of Care child welfare authority in Manitoba has called in the RCMP after being hit by a cyberattack that’s corrupted its computer files and potentially compromised the privacy of its clients.

Spokesman Jim Compton said the organization’s IT department has been trying to restore service since its computers shut down on Thursday.

“It’s something called ransomware and it’s encrypted our files so that they’re unusable,” Compton said in an interview Sunday. “Our IT department was looking into it and after a few days of trying to get it up, this is what they tell us.”

RCMP confirmed their Integrated Technological Crime Unit has been made aware of the incident and is investigating.

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