On January 22, 2021, the City of Toronto was notified of a potential cyber breach related to a third-party file transfer software vendor.
The City took immediate action and shut down access to the software that day, and the City’s Chief Information Security Officer immediately launched an investigation to determine the type of data that may have been compromised.
The City has reported the breach to the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and will communicate with any individuals whose information may have been breached.
Other jurisdictions or organizations, in Ontario and around the world, have also recently reported being affected by this type of cyber breach.
The City of Toronto successfully wards off cyber attacks on a daily basis and is committed to protecting the privacy and security of Torontonians whose information is in its care and control.
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