The company says customer data has not been affected.
This virus has the potential to affect many users who use Microsoft Office documents.
Ransomware is effective because it often arrives via an infected email attachment, like a Microsoft Word or Excel document, appearing to be from someone you know. Once you open the attachment on a vulnerable computer, it starts to run and can lock the files on your computer and network server without your knowledge.
The malware appears to hijack users' email address books.
Cybercrime and significant breaches have plagued various sectors in the past five years in financial, retail, healthcare, entertainment, and government. For many, 2016 will go down as the year that computer hackers affected the outcome of the U.S. presidential election.
Stories of increasingly vicious cyber-attacks have dominated the headlines this year. It seems like every day we wake up to news of another attack on the scale of the Yahoo data breach, the Democratic National Committee hack, or the NSA source code leak.
Earlier this year, a group of cyber criminals targeted two Canadian financial institutions with a hybrid type of malware, GozNym. The first time GozNym was ever seen, it stole millions of dollars from the unnamed Canadian financial institutions along with several U.S. banks.
Canadian organizations have paid ransoms from $1,000 to $50,000.
Cyber attacks make global headlines on a near weekly basis and Canadian organizations are not immune. Most will remember
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