By Stephen Nakrosis
Copper Mountain Mining Corp. said Thursday it was the target of a ransomware attack on Dec. 27.
The company said the attack targeted the IT systems at its Copper Mountain Mine and corporate office.
Copper Mountain said it implemented risk management systems, isolated operations, switched to manual processes, and preventatively shut down the mill “to determine the effect on its control system.”
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 said.
The company is investigating the source of the ransomware attack and is being assisted by the relevant authorities, it said.
“There have been no safety or environmental incidents as a result of the attack,” the company said.
The company said the 75%-owned Copper Mountain Mine is its flagship asset. It is located in southern British Columbia, near the town of Princeton.
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