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Bell Canada Suffers Data Breach, Hackers Steal 1.9 Million Email Addresses
18 May 2017, 1:46 am

A massive data breach was disclosed by Bell Canada, who admitted that hackers infiltrated its systems and stole 1.9 million email addresses and about 1,700 names and active phone numbers of its customers. 

The company refused to share more details regarding the stolen information, such as where it was stored and how the attackers managed to access it. Bell Canada has its reasons, however, as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police cyber crime unit is investigating the issues, which makes disclosing more details illegal. 

The company did mention that there is no indication that users' financial information was accessed. Furthermore, passwords and other sensitive data were also safe during the breach. 

While the breach isn't exactly extensive in terms of the information that was stolen by hackers, it's still a risk to customers. More specifically, people should be careful about the emails they get since phishing messages are quite likely to be coming. 

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