Ca: Elgin data breach ‘devastating’ for victims; county not transparent about incident – Cavoukian

Norman de Bono reports:

Personal information for 330 people, some of it highly sensitive, was compromised by a “cyber-security incident” that knocked out Elgin County’s website and email system for nearly a month, the county said.

Personal and employment information for county employees and some long-term care residents and former residents was dumped into the “dark web,” an area of the Internet accessible only through special browsers that allow users to anonymously share information, a county official said.

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