Hackers expose private info of 2,387 Hamilton homes, businesses
Published August 26, 2022 at 11:18 am
The City of Hamilton says a third-party replacing and maintaining water metres throughout the city was recently hacked, potentially leaving 2,387 residential and business accounts exposed.
According to the city, Neptune has stopped using and sharing information with its mailing vendor as a precautionary measure. The mailing vendor has also hired a consultant to investigate the details and nature of the attack.
The city is working with Neptune to support the investigation.
Hamilton Water considers this a “low-risk incident” for residents but “felt it important to inform the community.”
The city’s water department has access to 156,923 home and business accounts.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising