Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario Transit Agency Metrolinx Says Targeted by North Korean Cyberattack

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario Transit Agency Metrolinx Says Targeted by North Korean Cyberattack

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Metrolinx targeted by North Korean cyberattack

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TORONTO - Ontario transit agency Metrolinx says it was the target of a cyberattack that originated in North Korea, but no personal information was compromised and systems that operate its trains and buses were not affected.

Spokeswoman Anne Marie Aikins said Tuesday that the cyberattack happened recently, but would not give a date or what specifically was targeted because of security concerns.

"The incident is over, but the investigation of it and the action that we take continues to ensure we continue to protect all of our systems," she said.

Metrolinx is a Crown corporation that manages transportation services for the Toronto and Hamilton area.

North Korea has been implicated in recent hacks, including the WannaCry ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide and crippled parts of Britain's National Health Service in May. …

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