Stratford city hall was the target of an apparent cyber-attack, but officials do not believe personal information was compromised.
The city northeast of London first acknowledged the incident in a Sunday night Facebook post. Stratford Mayor Dan Mathieson said Monday they’ve determined it was a ransomware attack, but IT staff has “found no evidence of a data theft or transfer.” He added the city is currently working with security experts and law enforcement agencies on how best to proceed.
“We are taking an abundance of caution in doing so to ensure the safety of the city’s information systems and data,” he said. Stratford police said they’re investigating the issue. “Looking into how it originated, who could be responsible for it,” Const. Darren Fischer said. Fischer added police computers were not affected “in any way whatsoever. More: