Telus says it’s investigating claims employee information was posted on ‘dark web’

Telus say it’s investigating latest claims that some employee information in addition to firm supply code was posted to the “darkish net” as a part of an information breach.

Telus director of public affairs Richard Gilhooley confirmed the investigation in a press release to International Information on Friday afternoon.

“We’re investigating claims {that a} small quantity of information associated to inside TELUS supply code and choose TELUS group members’ information has appeared on the darkish net,” he stated.

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Gilhooley stated the Vancouver-based telecommunications firm launched an investigation “as quickly because it was made conscious of the incident” however has not but responded to International Information inquiries about when it realized of the doable breach.

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He added that, up to now within the probe, the corporate “has not recognized any company or retail buyer information” as being concerned within the incident.

The darkish net refers to a subset of the web that requires a particular browser and different configurations to entry. The ominously named community will not be used solely for criminal activity, however is usually utilized by people seeking to evade surveillance or legislation enforcement efforts.

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Telus’ probe comes as bookstore chain Indigo confirms it was hit by a ransomware assault on Feb. 8 that compromised some former and present employee information.

Information breaches have turn into a well-recognized function on the company and public-sector panorama, with Canadian retailers experiencing a rising variety of cyberattacks in latest months.

Sobeys guardian firm Empire Co. Ltd. suffered a safety breach late final yr.

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The incident in November left prospects unable to fill prescriptions on the chain’s pharmacies for 4 days, whereas different in-store capabilities like self-checkout machines, present card use and the redemption of loyalty factors have been off-line for a few week.

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Empire later stated the assault was anticipated to value $25 million after insurance coverage recoveries.

The Liquor Management Board of Ontario skilled a “malicious” cybersecurity incident that affected on-line gross sales in January, and Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Kids noticed a ransomware assault disrupt operations in December.

— with information from The Canadian Press

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