February 8, 2023

Canadian copper mine suffered a ransomware attack, forcing it to switch to manual processes and shut down mills.

Copper Mountain Mining Corporation produces approximately 100 million pounds of copper equivalent on average per year from its Copper Mountain Mine in southern British Columbia.

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The company said that it had implemented several protocols, including isolating operations, after discovering an attack on its IT systems at both its corporate office and the mine itself.

Its external and internal IT teams are continuing to assess risks and are actively establishing additional safeguards to mitigate any further risk to the company. Copper Mountain is investigating the source of the attack and is in contact with the relevant authorities.


Operators of Royal Ransomware said that they were behind a cyberattack on the Iowa branch of the Public Broadcasting Service.

Two days after Iowa PBS became aware of the incident, several local news outlets reported it cut short its annual fall fundraising pledge drive due to a cyberattack.

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Iowa PBS’s ability to serve Iowans has not been affected. The broadcast, livestreams and digital platforms are still operational and Iowa PBS will continue to educate, inform, enrich and inspire Iowans.

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Iowa PBS said that while the cancellation meant there would be a considerable loss of donor revenue, they were more concerned about maintaining the public’s trust and our relationship with our viewers.

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