Cyberattacks are on the rise globally - and no individual or organization is immune.
A number of Ontario municipalities have fallen victim to these attacks and been locked out of their systems - with hackers demanding a "ransom" to unlock them. Fortunately, vital services such as fire, water and waste-management services were not affected as a result.
If vital services are successfully compromised in an attack, the consequences can be very serious: operational downtime, financial losses, and threats to public health and safety.
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