A pair of Ontario towns recently suffered ransomware attacks, Global News reports. Midland and Wasaga Beach were locked out of their internal servers, and both decided to pay the ransom to unlock their files. Wasaga Beach paid $35,000 to the hackers, with Midland not disclosing the total it distributed. Professionals have noted that the ransomware attacks against the two towns are not isolated incidents. “What you’re seeing in the news is a very small part of what has occurred. It’s a small percentage of what’s being reported, a smaller percentage of what’s being detected and an even smaller percentage of what’s been occurring,” Symantec Canada General Manager Ajay Sood said.
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