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Alamos Gold Mining Company Discloses 2023 Databreach

April 15, 2023

Alamos Gold (TSX: AGI; NYSE: AGI) fell victim to a cyberattack that saw confidential corporate data get disclosed to the public last year, according to an exclusive scoop by Toronto-based newspaper The Star.

The data breach took place some time in April 2023. The data included sensitive information such as social insurance numbers, payroll reports, financial information, and home addresses and cell numbers for senior executives, all of which were published online by the hackers, the report said.

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Radiant Logistics Isolates Canadian Operations after Cyberattack

March 14, 2024

Radiant Logistics, an international freight technology company said it has cut off a portion of its business in Canada after a cyberattack. The Company proactively took measures to isolate its Canadian operations from the rest of its network. The incident has caused service delays for customers in Canada.

Despite the shutdown, the filing says the incident is not “reasonably likely to materially impact the Company’s financial conditions.” No ransomware gang has taken credit for the incident.

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Trans-Northern Pipelines (TNPI) Says Able to Contain Ransomware Attack

November 1, 2023

Trans-Northern Pipelines (TNPI) has confirmed its internal network was breached in November 2023 and that it’s now investigating claims of data theft made by the ALPHV/BlackCat ransomware gang.

“Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc. experienced a cybersecurity incident in November 2023 impacting a limited number of internal computer systems,” TNPI Communications Team Lead Lisa Dornan told BleepingComputer. “We have worked with third-party, cybersecurity experts and the incident was quickly contained. We continue to safely operate our pipeline systems.

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Montreal’s Transit Service Hit by RansomExx Ransomware

October 19, 2020

Montreal’s transit service was hit by RansomExx ransomware, and they refused to pay the $2.8 mil demanded. The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) says the attack targeted 1,000 of its 1,600 servers.

624 operationally sensitive servers were affected by the attack — but more than three-quarters of them are back within a week, except the website was still down.

The agency said the attack did not affect bus or Metro service, and that employees were able to receive their pay “almost normally.” The attack did, however, stop the STM from providing adapted transit for nearly a week. That was reestablished on Sunday, a week after the attack. .

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Canadian Stelco Temporarily Suspended Operations

October 25, 2020

Stelco – one of Canada’s oldest and largest steelmakers – has issued a statement revealing that it was the target of a “criminal attack” on its information systems. When the cyberattack first hit, Stelco said that certain operations, which included steel production, were temporarily suspended as a precaution.

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NoName DDoS Attacks on Port Authorities Throughout Canada

June 6, 2023

NoName is targeting key port authorities throughout Canada: the Port of Nanaimo, Port de Saguenay, Trois-Rivières Port Authority, and the Port of Belledune.Port of Nanaimo, Port de Saguenay, Trois-Rivières Port Authority, and the Port of Belledune. The incident has raised serious concerns about the potential impact on operations and security of sensitive information as all are essential gateways to Canadian transportation and shipping routes.

In April 2023, the Port of Halifax in Nova Scotia and the Ports of Montreal and Québec were targeted by a ‘denial-of-service attack’ that flooded their websites with traffic, causing them to crash.

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Cyberattack at Canadian Engineering Giant Contracted for Government Military, Power and Transportation Projects.

March 9, 2023

A Canadian engineering giant whose work involves critical military, power and transportation infrastructure across the country has been hit with a ransomware attack. Details about the ransomware attack are scarce, with Black & McDonald refusing even to confirm it happened.

Canada’s defense department confirmed Thursday that its systems were not affected by a ransomware attack on engineering giant Black & McDonald. “Once DCC was informed of the incident, it blocked all incoming emails from Black & McDonald out of an abundance of caution and conducted business by phone or in person,” Department of National Defense spokeswoman Jessica Lamirande said in a statement. “Once the contractor restored its email system and informed DCC, email communication resumed.”

Black & McDonald also has contracts with the Toronto Transit Commission and Ontario Power Generation — both of which told The Canadian Press they were informed by the company about the ransomware incident.

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Ransomware Attack at Canadian Weather Network

September 11, 2023

Ransomware hit the Weather Network’s parent company Pelmorex Corp. taking out many of its website and app services. Many critical functions were impaired or shutdown, impacting English, French and Spanish services in North America. Ransomware was not paid.

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Ransomware Attack Shuts Down 14 Canadian Gateway Casinos for Two Weeks

April 16, 2023

Canada’s Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd. has officially confirmed that the company has been the subject of a cyberattack. All 14 of the company’s casinos in the province of Ontario were shut down. The casinos were hit with a ransomware attack that reportedly created an IT outage. Gateway Casinos started reopening on April 29.

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