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Two individuals detained in Montreal regarding Phone Company Bell Canada’s cyber assault


The National Division Cybercrime Investigative Team of Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) lately detained 2 persons from Montreal in connection with one considerably dangerous cyber assault. Called "Project Abalone," the investigation probed reports about compromise of consumer accounts with Bell Canada. When the 2 persons hacked into the accounts followed with accessing the account-holders' personal information they made fraudulent purchases over the Internet via those accounts.


The accused named Jesiah Russell-Francis and Nana Koranteng of Montreal have been ordered to make appearance at court over charges of illegitimate PC-operation, committing fraud with 5,000+ CAD, conniving towards committing fraud, committing identity fraud and ID-theft, and laundering crime outcomes. www.globalnews.ca posted this, October 8, 2019.


Within a statement the police described the cyber assault as certain textbook e.g. of hackers perpetrating their crime wherein filched personal details were utilized for buying hardware material. Back during early 2018 in the month of January, Bell Canada cautioned of hackers who would steal e-mail ids along with names of numerous clients. There was no breach of payment card information, the company said.


In any case, Montreal-based Bell Canada, the biggest phone enterprise in Canada and a massive media company in the country, refrained from giving particulars on the time of the hack alternatively whether there was any connection of it with some other hack. Bell Canada e-mailed to Global News telling less than 1 lakh clients had been impacted.


Bell through its spokesperson provided one comment to MobileSyrup related to the investigation. It was that Bell lauded the RCMP for arriving at one successful conclusion following the investigation. Bell and other likewise communication providers maintained joint tasks closely with law enforcement, in particular the RCMP, for safeguarding Canadians against cyber-crimes.


Formed during 2016, the National Division Cybercrime Investigation Team has from that time been conducting investigations together with international partners as well as government agencies of the federation. Acting Officer, Alexandre Beaulieu responsible of RCMP's Cybercrime Investigative Team stated he was proud of the Team investigators for their diligent work with associates for prosecution of the kind of crimes that impacted the nation's economic well-being.


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