Police announce arrest following alleged breach of B.C.’s PharmaNet system

The Canadian Press reports an arrest in a case involving inappropriate access to B.C.’s PharmaNet system:

An investigation was launched in February after police were notified that someone was fraudulently using information obtained through the data system.


The province said in a release Monday that 20,500 people may have had their information viewed inappropriately, up dramatically from the 7,500 people originally believed to have been affected.

The government has said there were four incidents of “unusual” activity on the PharmaNet system and the breaches are alleged to be the result of cybercrime that targeted doctors’ and medical offices and PharmaNet service vendors.

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