RDOS targeted by attempted ransomware attack

Attempted hack on RDOS

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is recovering after an attempted ransomware attack on their online systems this week. 

The incident on Aug. 11 resulted in the district purposefully isolating the system network and briefly taking internet and email services offline. 

According to a news release issued Thursday, the RDOS website is available and online payments are secure and continue to be accepted. Staff can be reached in person at the Penticton office located at 101 Martin Street, or by phone at 250-492-0237. 

Vendor payments and automatic withdrawals may be delayed, and customers with utility accounts on the pre-authorized payment plan have not had a payment withdrawn. 

The RDOS does not have a time estimate for when full services will resume.

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