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One Million Site Users Potentially Affected by Data Breach


A data breach might have exposed the personal information belonging to approximately one million users of the portal.

On 2 September, the news and entertainment gateway learned of a security incident that involved some of its databases containing records it collected between 1996 and 2008. The company, operated by MediaQMI Inc. and owned by Sun Media Corp. prior to 2015, launched an investigation into the breach and determined that the event didn’t affect users’ financial information such as their credit card information. Its analysis also found that the compromised data did not include consumers’ social insurance numbers.

Even so, identified other bits of information that the breach might have exposed. As quoted in a statement provided to

“The breached data did however contain personal information pertaining to about one million Anglophone and Francophone users of the Canoe sites from that period, such as names, email addresses, mailing...(continued)
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