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Cyber-attack on Bell supplier highlights rising hacker threat
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2014 09:27:42 +0000 (UTC)
By RITA TRICHUR
The Globe and Mail
Feb. 02 2014
Bell Canada is the latest big-name company to become ensnared in a hacking
incident after announcing that a cyberattack on a third-party supplier
compromised the confidential account information of more than 22,000 of
its small business customers.
The Montreal-based telecommunications company said Sunday that 22,421 user
names and passwords and five credit card numbers belonging to small
business customers were posted on the Internet over the weekend after
hackers targeted the the computer systems of an Ottawa-based supplier.
That unnamed company provided the affected Bell customers with an ordering
application for some small-business services. Only some customers in
Ontario and Quebec who used the app fell victim to the security breach.
Bell stressed that hackers never gained access to its own network and
computer systems, adding that none of its residential, mobility or
enterprise business customers were affected by the attack.
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