The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are launching an investigation into a potential data breach involving computer retailer NCIX, CBC News reports. Systems Analyst Travis Doering was set to purchase computers formerly belonging to the bankrupt company when he was offered data from offline backup servers on millions of transactions. The data included customers’ addresses, phone numbers and credit card information, as well as employees’ tax information. The Richmond RCMP said in a statement the servers containing the information have been seized. Meanwhile, a Vancouver software engineer is launching a proposed class-action lawsuit against NCIX claiming the company failed to properly encrypt the exposed information.
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