Insider exposes PII of 2.9 million Desjardins customers

The Canadian financial institution Desjardins was the victim
of an insider threat resulting in the data of 2.9 million customers being
exposed, including crucial personal and business information.

The Montreal-based credit union was told by the Laval Police Department the information of 2.7 million individual customers, along with 173,000 business clients had been leaked. An investigation found the breach to be the work of an employee, the company said in a statement.

“This incident was not a
cyberattack. Desjardins computer systems were in no way breached during this
incident, which was the result of illegal acts committed by the above-mentioned
former employee,” the company said.

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