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US-Canada water org confirms ‘cybersecurity incident’ after ransomware crew threatens leak

September 15, 2023

The International Joint Commission, a body that manages water rights along the US-Canada border, has confirmed its IT security was targeted, after a ransomware gang claimed it stole 80GB of data from the organization.

“The International Joint Commission has experienced a cybersecurity incident, and we are working with relevant organizations to investigate and resolve the situation,” a spokesperson for the org told The Register.

The spokesperson declined to answer specific questions about what happened, or confirm the miscreants’ data theft claims.

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