Ransomware Attack on Construction Company Raises Questions about Federal Contracts

CBC- Cathatine Tunney
January 27, 2020

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A construction company that's won millions of dollars worth of contracts with the military and other federal departments has been hit by a ransomware attack — raising questions about how the federal government does business with outside firms open to cyberattacks.

"The government of Canada does go a long way to do that when there is sensitive information in play. When there's not sensitive information at play, companies do need to realize that this is a growing [trend]," said Aaron Shull, managing director and general counsel for the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

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