Town of Halton Hills investigating cybersecurity incident


Published April 12, 2022 at 1:40 pm

The Town of Halton Hills is advising residents that they recently experienced a cybersecurity incident.

According to the Town, upon learning about the incident that occurred on Mar. 22, staff took immediate steps to address the issue such as retaining external cybersecurity specialists and temporarily shutting down network systems.

An investigation is currently ongoing to gain more information on the full impact of the incident.

To support its investigation, the Town is working with experienced cybersecurity professionals. This is also being done to identify and facilitate communication with anyone who may have been affected.

“We do not believe that the Town was specifically targeted. Cybersecurity risks are unfortunately commonplace in today’s environment and malware indiscriminately targets countless organizations each day around the world,” said the Town of Halton Hills about the incident.

“The Town endeavours to continually improve and strengthen its information technology systems and will continue to prioritize investment in cybersecurity.”

The Town says they are taking the matter “very seriously” and are asking residents and partners for their patience amid the investigation.

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