Bell Canada Is The Latest Security-Breach Victim
Telecommunications vendor Bell disclosed this week that a data breach at a third-party supplier exposed more than 22,400 user names and passwords belonging to its small business customers.
Bell Canada said the attack was carried out on the supplier's IT system, but it did not say when the attack occurred or how long the data was exposed. Bell Canada has disabled the accounts, contacted the impacted customers and is working with the supplier and law enforcement to investigate the incident.
The incident is the latest of a string of high-profile security breaches in recent months, including retailers Target and Neiman Marcus.