Bell Canada is letting its customers know their information may have been illegally accessed in a data breach which while getting names and e-mail addresses did not get credit card or banking information.
The warning to customers came from an e-mail from the company’s executive vice-president. It does not say how many Bell customers could be affected, but there are reports it could be as high as 100,000.
The federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner said it had been notified Tuesday of a breach, but that the law limits how much it can reveal at this time.
This announcement comes eight months after Bell Canada revealed an anonymous hacker had obtained some customers’ names and telephone numbers as well as email addresses.