Canadians Investigate Link Between Data Breach, Violent Crime

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is looking into a possible connection between a data breach at the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) and arson and shootings in the area.

"The RCMP has tracked a data breach at the ICBC involving 65 victims, 13 of whom have links to the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) -- which trains police officers, paramedics, and prison guards -- to a series of arsons and shootings involving those people," Infosecurity reports.

"'We can now state the investigation revealed a link to an ICBC employee, who allegedly accessed personal information of 65 individuals, including the 13 identified victims. That employee, along with other individuals, is under continued police investigation,' said Chief Superintendent Janice Armstrong, operations officer for the Lower Mainland District Regional Police Service, in a statement," the article states.

Go to "Mounties uncover link between data breach and violent crimes in British Columbia" to read the details.

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