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Billing database compromised in QEC cyberattack, says VP – Nunatsiaq News

Jan 24, 2023

Corporation continues to urge customers to monitor financial accounts out of ‘abundance of caution,’ says VP of operations

The cyberattack against Qulliq Energy Corporation last week targeted a number of the corporation’s databases, including payment processing.

Bill Nippard, QEC vice-president of operations and engineering, provided some new information about the attack and subsequent investigation to Nunatsiaq News Monday.

The energy corporation, which supplies power to Nunavut’s 25 communities, announced Jan. 19 that it was the target of a cyberattack earlier that week.

Investigators still have not determined whether QEC customers’ financial information has been compromised and the corporation is still urging customers to monitor their financial accounts for unusual activity and consider changing their passwords.

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