Canadian mining firm shuts down mill after ransomware attack

The Canadian Copper Mountain Mining Corporation (CMMC) in British Columbia has announced that it was the target of a ransomware attack that impacted its operations.

CMMC, partly owned by Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, is an 18,000-acre claim that produces an average of 100 million pounds of copper per year and has an estimated mineral reserve capacity for another 32 years.

The cyberattack targeting the company occurred late on December 27, 2022, and the firm’s IT team responded quickly by implementing the predefined risk management systems and protocols.

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Source: Bleeping Computer