IT World Canada: Ottawa-area consultant pays ransomware with bitcoin – and actually gets his files back
Dave runs a consulting business in the Ottawa area. He logged on to his machine one morning in November and realized he couldn’t open any of his files. His entire Windows-based network of four computers and two laptops now contained unreadable files. Even his external drives, which were connected for regular backups, were encrypted. He reached out to BIll Dunnion, Director of Calian’s Cyber Resilience Office, for advice.