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Canada post’s suppliers under malware attack. Sensitive data’s impacted.

Canada post, a well-known primary post office operator’s suppliers under malware attack. Sensitive data’s 950 thousand customers are impacted.

Canada post has informed its 44 business customer about the data breach caused by the malware on one of its supplier named “Commport Communications” who are responsible to manage the shipping manifest data of business customers via electronic data interchange solution.

Shipping manifests typically includes the sender and receiver information’s which usually available on shipping label such as names, addresses of both the parties.

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Canada has released the detailed press note about the breach and stated:

After a detailed forensic investigation, there is no evidence that any financial information was breached. In all, the impacted shipping manifests for the 44 commercial customers contained information relating to just over 950 thousand receiving customers. After a thorough review of the shipping manifest files, we’ve determined the following:

  • The information is from July 2016 to March 2019
  • The vast majority (97%) contained the name and address of the receiving customer
  • The remainder (3%) contained an email address and/or phone number

Canada post has engaged the external Cyber security experts to investigate and determine the extent of the data breach.

Canada post had also notified the office of the privacy commissioner about the breach on its one of the supplier .

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