Ontario Science Centre’s marking firm hit with breach, 174K affected

A
third-party email vendor for the Ontario Science Centre suffered a data breach exposing
some PII of 174,000 of the Centre’s members, donors and customers.

The Centre
learned of the breach on August 16 when the educational center’s outside email marketing
firm Campaigners reported that sometime between July 23 and August 7 an unauthorized
person used a former worker’s credentials to download the information, IT
World Canada
reported.

The Centre
then informed the Ontario Information and Privacy Commission of the incident on
October 3.

The database
accessed contained content related to the Centre’s mailings, newsletters and invitations
so exposed names and email addresses.


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