Canadian internet company breach much larger than previous estimate
A November online security breach, that was originally thought to only have targeted 6,600 customers of Canadian internet company Telus, is believed to have been much worse, according to a recent CBC report.
The news source said a hacker supposedly responsible for the attack posted an internet video, claiming as many as 30,000 people were impacted. The 20-year-old behind the incident said he wanted to test the security vulnerabilities of Telus and added that issues have still not been addressed.
Karen Ann Markmann - a Telus customer - told the news provider she is worried that a hacker can penetrate her internet system and classified the incident as a "serious breach."
"I was fairly worried that someone close by had hacked into my router. So I turned everything off," Markmann told the CBC.
Companies of all kinds, even security firms employed to protect internet users, are at risk of suffering a cyberattack. Symantec recently had its source code published by hackers, prompting IT solutions provider PJ Technologies to launch the Security Exchange Board to address online security attacks more effectively.