Canada's Bell Suffers Customer Data Hack
Published on: 2nd Feb 2014
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Canada's Bell has confirmed that a number of customer account details were posted to an internet forum over the weekend. The company said that he posting results from hacking of an Ottawa based third party supplier's information technology system.
A total of 22,421 user names and passwords and 5 valid credit card numbers of Bell small-business customers were leaked.
Bell said that it is contacting affected small business customers, has disabled all affected passwords, and has informed appropriate credit card companies.
Bell's own network and IT systems were not impacted. The issue does not affect Bell residential, mobility or enterprise business customers.