Police probing Bell Canada data breach; up to 100,000 customers affected

Brent Lewin of Bloomberg reports:

Police are investigating a new data breach at Bell Canada, which says hackers have illegally obtained customer information, primarily subscriber names and e-mail addresses.

BCE Inc.-owned Bell confirmed Tuesday that up to 100,000 customers were affected by the hack, which comes about eight months after hackers accessed nearly 1.9 million Bell customer e-mail addresses as well as 1,700 names and phone numbers.

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