TORONTO — At least two prominent fundraising organizations in Canada have notified their donors that their personal information may have been compromised in a May ransomware attack. Ransomware is a type of software designed to lock an information server and prevent it from being used by the host organization unless a payment is made, often in the form of a cryptocurrency such as bitcoin. In this case, an unspecified amount was paid by a U.S. company that says it successfully prevented the information from being transmitted beyond the hacker. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto and […]

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