Anonymous tipster claims Internet security breach at Pan American Games

Lori Ewing reports:

Journalists covering the Pan American Games, including about two dozen Canadians, could be at risk of identity theft or fraud. Personal information about the media is accessible through the Games website, according to an anonymous tipster who emailed reporters Monday. The tipster, identified by the pseudonym Galileo Trueman, emailed reporters claiming he or she could access personal information and included the reporter’s full name, date of birth and the first five digits of his or her passport. The information was correct.

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There are more than 1,400 journalists covering the Games.

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