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Credit agency reports security breach

More than 1,400 Canadians, primarily in the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta, have been notified of a major security breach at Equifax Canada Inc., a national consumer-credit reporting agency. Equifax confirmed yesterday that it discovered the breach in late February and has notified affected consumers via registered mail asking that they contact the agency to review the contents of their respected credit files. According to reports, access was gained to the personal, detailed credit files of more than 1,400 people. The files contained social insurance numbers, bank account numbers, credit histories, home addresses and job descriptions. Equifax is working with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to find the culprits of the unauthorized access. At press time, there was still no word on the success of the investigation. Full Story

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