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3 Toronto arts companies among those impacted by email newsletter cyber attack – Toronto

A number of Toronto-based arts corporations have been hit as a part of a knowledge breach impacting an e-mail e-newsletter distribution service.

The Canadian Opera Company, Toronto Sympathy Orchestra and Canadian Stage all emailed subscribers to tell them of a ransomware assault suffered by WordFly.

In a press release on its web site, Wordfly, which manages e-newsletter subscriptions, stated it suffered disruption on July 10.

“The incident was propagated by a nasty actor who performed a ransomware assault on WordFly, ensuing within the encryption of the WordFly utility,” a statement posted on July 18 by the corporate stated.

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Emails despatched to prospects counsel knowledge from the three Toronto organizations was included within the breach.

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“WordFly understands that, as of July 15, 2022, the stolen knowledge was deleted and is now not within the possession of the attacker,” an e-mail from the Canadian Opera Firm informed subscribers.

An e-mail from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra stated monetary knowledge was not compromised. It stated names, e-mail addresses and data resembling patron ID was doubtlessly a part of the breach.

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Canadian Stage additionally specified telephone numbers and addresses weren’t a part of the incident.

“WordFly has confirmed that they don’t seem to be conscious of the info being publicly distributed and/or misused and now we have been assured that the incident has been contained,” a Canadian Stage e-mail stated.

World Information contacted the three arts organizations for remark, however didn’t hear again by time of publication.

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