Over 22,000 businesses considered to be affected in Bell hack attack

by Andrew Roach on February 3, 2014

There has been a lot of problems in the last couple of years with companies being susceptible to breaches from hackers looking to cause trouble and make the headlines.

Well, the matter has struck again with Bell being the latest target as hackers targeted the firm’s business account holders.

It’s thought that 22,400 different accounts had been accessed with several pieces of confidential information such as passwords and credit card information having been seen or stolen.

The attack is thought to have been carried out by a team known as Nullcrew who revealed their role via a Twitter announcement on Sunday.

In the attack, it seems that businesses with Bell were hit pretty hard with account user names and passwords posted online while 5 credit card numbers were also revealed to the world.

After the attack, the hackers quickly posted the information online and revealed it to the world via a post on Twitter where they also claimed responsibility for the attack.

The information was thought to have been stolen from a third party website which also has dealings with many of Bell’s business customers.

Bell has announced that they weren’t directly targeted by the hackers and revealed that none of their residential, mobile or enterprise clients were accessed in the attack.

To protect the accounts of those compromised in the attack, the exposed passwords had been frozen to stop outsiders from accessing an account.

As five credit card details had also been revealed online, Bell revealed that the notified users had been informed about the problems and how to resolve their issues.

Once again, it seems that hackers have used third party suppliers once again to expose the underbellies of a major tech name and it’s yet another wake up call for many of the country’s biggest names to step up their security practices to ensure that their customer details stay protected at all costs from any possible sources.

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