The Town of Midland’s computer systems were hacked over the long weekend.
In the early morning hours of Sept. 1, the town became the victim of a cyber-attack in which the town’s network was illegally accessed and infected with ransomware.
The malware was able to encrypt a number of Town systems rendering them unusable. The town has received a ransom demand to decrypt them.
Town staff worked quickly to isolate the attacked and activate a cyber incident investigation. According to town staff, the necessary steps are being taken to restore access to the system and files and to try and return operations to normal as quickly as possible.
“Residents can rest assured that we are taking this matter extremely seriously,” said Mayor Gord…