Hackers threaten to reveal personal data of 90,000 Canadians caught in bank hack

Pete Evans reports:

Hackers have threatened to release personal information for nearly 100,000 customers of two Canadian banks unless the lenders pay a $1-million ransom for its safe return.

On Monday, Bank of Montreal and online bank Simplii Financial — owned by CIBC — revealed that they learned over the weekend that the identifying personal information of a combined 90,000 different account holders at the two banks was stolen.

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