Social Enterprise for Canada (SEC) Update on Ransom Ware Attack
December 2, 2021 (Newmarket, ON) — On November 23rd, Social Enterprise for Canada (SEC) learned that it was the target of an organized cyber security ransom ware attack, affecting some of the servers supporting its email and IT systems. The attack escalated December 1st when an email was sent to clients.
SEC advises anyone, who may have received an email in the last 48 hours not to open, click links or respond to it.
The organization is taking immediate action, suspending all affected systems, notifying York Regional Police and is working with Check Point (a cyber-security agency) in activating a contingency plan to resolve the situation as quickly as possible. SEC is actively working to restore its systems as soon as possible.
SEC is not aware of any evidence at this time that any client data has been compromised or misused as a result of the situation. Resolution of the incident will take time, and SEC will provide an update when it is resolved.
We are committed to providing quality services and are taking some preventative steps to provide a healthy and safe environment for our staff, visitors and clients. Please note the following service adjustments and closures that will remain in effect until further notice in an effort to curb the transmission of COVID-19.
Welcome to Social Enterprise for Canada
A forerunner in the practice of social enterprise, our organization serves thousands of unique individuals and hundreds of other service agencies per year. Our head office is located in Newmarket, Ontario, and our centres are situated all across York Region and beyond.
25 Years of Service Excellence
As we celebrate 25 years of service excellence, we wish to take this opportunity to thank all our employees, volunteers, partners and investors who, over the years, have made it possible for our organization to grow and deliver the many services so needed in our community.