Canadian government officials for the Nunavut region disclosed that a ransomware attack struck the territory, impacting medical, legal, and social services. There is no recovery timeline right now, however, it may take at least a week before services return back to normal.

The suspected malware variant is DoppelPaymer, which is relatively new. Ransom demands connected to this variant range from “2 to 100 Bitcoin (BTC), or roughly $18,000 to $930,000.” This incident, unfortunately, could signal a trend of ransomware attacks targeting local governments.