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Fallout and Investigation Widen in Data Breach

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March 1, 2013

The massive data breach resulting from a missing USB stick has widened to include the Department of Justice, The Canadian Press reports. While originally thought to only involve Human Resources and Development Canada, those who filed complaints were told in a letter dated February 14 that the breach may extend to the Department of Justice and that both departments are now under investigation. Meanwhile, Postmedia News is reporting that the last person known to possess the memory stick containing the personal information of some 5,000 Canadians was a government lawyer working on employment insurance appeals.
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