03 Feb 2014
Usernames and passwords of 22,421 small-business customers from phone company Bell Canada were leaked after a hacker gained access to the systems of an Ottawa-based third party, according to Bell’s press release. The company said details of five credit cards were also leaked.
The company has contacted all the affected customers, disabled their passwords and informed the credit card companies. All passwords were apparently in plain-text.
A hacking group known as Nullcrew seems to have claimed the attack by posting a link to the leaked data, according to the EHackingNews. “We'd like to give a shout-out to the beautiful people over at twitter.com/Bell_Support,” the group said.
Bell Canada is working with the third-party supplier and law enforcement on the investigation.
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