Canadian military: Ransomware attack on contractor didn’t touch defense systems

From therecord.medi

Canada’s defense department confirmed Thursday that its systems were not affected by a ransomware attack on engineering giant Black & McDonald.

Black & McDonald did not respond to repeated requests for comment, but a spokesperson for Canada’s Department of National Defence told The Record that it was aware of a ransomware attack on the company.

The spokesperson explained that Black & McDonald is the parent company of Canadian Base Operators, which holds several contracts with the Department of National Defence for facilities management and logistical support services.

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