Quebec-based financial institution Desjardins Group announced its recent data breach of nearly 2.7 million customers and 173,000 businesses was carried out by one of its own employees, CBC News reports. Names, addresses, birthdates, social insurance numbers, email addresses and information about transaction habits were all divulged in the breach, which the employee executed by simply collecting the information and sharing it publicly. Desjardins CEO and President Guy Cormier confirmed the compromise came at the hands of an employee who had the ability and credentials to access information. Desjardins was alerted of the breach in May when reports came through of members' information being leaked.
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