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"RCMP investigating hack of spy watchdog network involving theft of files, agency says"

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The national spy watchdog says the RCMP is investigating a cybersecurity breach that resulted in the theft of files and the compromise of personal information.

The National Security and Intelligence Review Agency says that between March 9 and 19, a hacker gained access to an agency network that included a database with names, phone numbers, email addresses and scrambled versions of current and previous passwords.

The review agency examines federal security and intelligence activities to ensure they are lawful, reasonable and necessary, and looks into public complaints about key national security agencies and activities.

Individuals affected by the theft of the database have been directly notified, with a few exceptions, the review agency said in a notice posted on its website ...
 
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