Canadian Manufacturing

Rogers security breach compromises some business clients’ data

The hacker was able to get access to data from clients' business agreements



TORONTO—Rogers Communications Inc. says some its business clients have had their privacy compromised in a security breach.

Spokeswoman Patricia Trott says someone last week gained access to the email address of a Rogers employee who managed a “small number” of medium-sized business accounts.

The hacker was able to get access to business agreements containing the names, addresses and phone numbers of a number of business clients, as well as pricing details.

Trott says no personal or financial information was contained in the agreements and no consumer accounts were affected.

As soon as the media and communications giant became aware of the breach, it took all of the necessary steps to secure its systems.

Trott says “human error” was responsible for the breach.

“We are working with the police and we have been contacting affected business customers,” Trott said in an email.

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