Bell (TSX:BCE, StockForum), Canada's largest provider of broadband communication services to residential and business customers, announced that 22,421 user names and passwords and five valid credit card numbers were uploaded to the Internet this weekend.
According to the news release, the breach occurred when an Ottawa-based third-party supplier's information technology system was hacked.
Bell is currently contacting small business customers affected by the attack, has disabled all hacked passwords and notified all applicable credit card companies. The company is also cooperating with law enforcement and government security officials to investigate the incident.
The company was quick to note that their own network and IT systems weren't affected and the matter doesn't affect Bell residential, mobility or enterprise business customers.
Bell was in the news recently when CTV celebrated the 10th anniversary of Canadian television favorite, Corner Gas.
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