Canadian engineering giant Black & McDonald victim of ransomware

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The Canadian engineering giant Black & McDonald rançunware

Black & McDonald reported a ransomware attack last month, says Canada's Department of National Defence.

A Canadian engineering company, which works including on critical military, electrical and transportation infrastructure across the country, was the victim of a ransomware attack.

The Department of National Defense says Black &amp ; McDonald's reported the attack last month, but the company has declined to publicly confirm the incident.

The Ministry of Defense as well as Ontario Power Generation, which also confirmed the attack, say there is no evidence that the company compromised sensitive information or secrets about their sites and operations.

But cybersecurity expert Terry Cutler argues the attack is worrisome because all of the secret data held by Black & McDonald on its work with the military and other customers may have been robbed.

The company says it provided a wide range of electrical and mechanical engineering services to federal, provincial and municipal utilities and departments over the past few years.

She has provided logistical and construction support to Canadian military bases, worked on nuclear and other power plants and has contracts with the Toronto Transit Commission and Halifax Airport.

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