The personal information of 15 million Canadians may have been exposed after a company that performs diagnostic, naturopathic, and genetic tests had its computer systems hacked.
LifeLabs announced the breach on its website, saying it discovered the hack through proactive surveillance.
The company says it paid a ransom in order to secure the data, including test results from 85,000 Ontarians. It says that the majority of affected customers are from B.C. and Ontario, and the breach was discovered at the end of October.
The compromised test results were from 2016 and earlier and LifeLabs says there is no evidence that results were accessed in other provinces aside from Ontario, it was reported.
LifeLabs has been hit by hackers who held the personal information of 15 million Canadians for ransom. @mikelecouteur reports on what kind of data was compromised, and why the company decided to pay a ransom to hackers.
— Global National (@GlobalNational) December 18, 2019