1.9 million Bell Canada customer email addresses hacked


Earlier this month, Bell Canada announced its customer information was illegally accessed by an anonymous hacker.

On May 15, Bell spokesperson Jacqueline Michelis stated in a news release that 1.9 million active e-mail addresses and approximately 1,700 names and active phone numbers were hacked. She added there was “no indication” any financial, password or sensitive personal information was accessed.

The news release states Bell has been working closely with the RCMP cyber crime unit.

Marie-Eve Francoeur, senior media relations manager with Bell, declined to provide details of whether any customers in Yellowknife were affected by the hack, however she stated customers directly affected would have been contacted by May 16.