#Privacy: Rogers Communications discloses data breach

The Canadian telecom provider has started to notify its customers about a data breach exposing their personal data. 

In a data breach notification, Rogers explained on February 26, 2020, it had become aware that one of its external service providers had “inadvertently made information available online that provided access to a database managed by that service provider.”

The unsecured database contained customer information including address, account number, email address and telephone number. 

Rogers stressed that no credit card, banking or password information was exposed. 

Rogers has begun notifying customers affected by the breach offering them a complimentary Transunion credit monitoring subscription. 

As the exposed information included mobile numbers, Rogers has added a block to their account to prevent their number from being transferred to another carrier without their authorisation. 

All impacted customers should look out for targeting phishing scams. 

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