RCMP charge 2 Montreal men in cyberattacks at Canadian Tire, BMO and Simplii

CBC reports:

The RCMP have laid charges against two Montrealers after an investigation into high-profile cyberattacks at Canadian Tire, Bank of Montreal and Simplii a few years ago.

The RCMP said in a press release Thursday that Jacob Costanzo-Peterson and Félix Costanzo-Peterson have been charged with unauthorized use of a computer, identity theft and possession of a device to obtain unauthorized use of computers.

The charges stem from an investigation the RCMP launched in 2017, after Canadian Tire reported that its customer loyalty rewards program had been breached and some customer information was stolen.

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