Ca: Education ministry notifies police after website security breached and private email addresses obtained

Last week, Ontario’s Ministry of Education reported that 5,000 Ontarians’ e-mail addresses had been acquired and leaked from its web site. The data were dumped on Pastebin, in a post that is no longer available.

Today, the Brampton Guardian reports:

The government said it has notified the Ontario Provincial Police and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.

The email addresses belong to members of the public who contacted the ministry through its website looking for workshop opportunities.


It is still unclear how the ministry discovered the breach or if the culprit has been identified.


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