Major Telecom Company Suffers Data Breach


Published January 24, 2018 at 2:56 pm


One of Canada’s most well-known companies has fallen victim to another data breach just a few months after reporting that an anonymous hacker illegally accessed some of its customers personal information.

Now, it appears more customers’ personal information has been obtained by an unknown third-party.

Bell says fewer than 100,000 customers were affected. 

“Hackers illegally accessed some customer information, including name, email address and in some cases phone number, user name and/or account number, for a limited number of Bell customers. There is no indication that any credit card or other banking information was accessed,” Bell said in a statement obtained by 

“We apologize to our customers and are contacting all those affected. There is an active RCMP investigation of the incident and Bell has notified appropriate government agencies including the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.”
“Bell works closely with law enforcement, government and the broader technology industry to combat the growth of cyber crimes, and we have successfully supported law enforcement in past prosecutions of hackers.”

Back in May of 2017, hackers accessed 1.9 million customer email addresses and 1,700 names and active phone numbers.

It is not clear whether or not this current breach is related to the one that occurred last spring.

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