Cisco Talos cybersecurity experts: The attacker, a single actor, deploys a variety of malware, such as DcRAT and QuasarRAT, via diplomatic and humanitarian lures.
Hostage crisis underway in Montreal: dozens of people are held hostage in the Ubisoft building. It is not clear whether it is terrorism or a crime-related incident. The area was cordoned by the police and many people can be seen on the roof
Hostage crisis underway in Montreal: dozens of people are held hostage in the Ubisoft building. The police cordoned the area and special forces teams arrived along with numerous ambulances. The situation, however, still appears very confusing at the moment. It is not known whether it is an act of terrorism or crime-linked. In fact, it seems that there was a call for a robbery in a commercial area of the area. The event, however, has not been formally linked to the crisis for the moment. The forces of law and order, lined up en masse, have only made it known that checks are underway. Meanwhile, the press has also arrived at the site and some videos of numerous people on the roof of the building and of the leather heads setting up the stations begin to circulate. According to the police, at the moment there is no information regarding possible injuries. The mayor of the Canadian city, Valerie Plant, announced that she is in close contact with the security forces and asked the population to avoid going to the Mile-End sector. In the meantime, the evacuation of the company’s personnel has begun, which seems to be proceeding without tension.