Hackers steals over 1.9 million Bell Canada customer account credentials, dumps them online

  
Cyber-criminals have breached and leaked over 1.9 million emails addresses, names and active phone contacts of 1,700 customers of Bell Canada.

 The Globe and Mail reports that the attackers are threatening to dump more of the remaining data if the Telecom company fails to meet their cash demand.

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 According to a statement, the company said that there was no indication that any personal information was accessed, adding that the affected systems have been secured.

"There is no indication that any financial password or other sensitive personal information was accessed," the company noted, adding that the incident wasn't linked to the recent WannaCry malware attacks that plagued the globe.

 Though the company didn't share with the public where the data were stored or how the hackers managed to gain access to it, the company went on to warn customers to be on the lookout for phishing scam emails, impersonators requesting for credit card details and other personal information.

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 Bell Canada has notified its affected customers of the breach. So far, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cyber Crime unit is still investigating the attack.

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Ransomware, WannaCry, Bell Canada Data breach, Server Breach, Malware

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