A security researcher has used a password-hacking attack to steal the personal details of about 2.5 million Canadians.
The attacker, who has a criminal record, could not be reached for comment.
The information included Social Security numbers, addresses and telephone numbers, which he used to launch several targeted attacks against the company that handles the information, he said.
DarkNetLier also posted on a forum that he was in contact with a “dark net” hacker who said he would use his experience to steal more sensitive data, including bank account data and credit card information, from companies.
The Canadian National Railway has also been targeted by hackers, according to security company Sophos.
One attack was carried out by a group calling itself “the Black Knight,” according to a blog post by the group.
The attack was successful, and the Black Knight claimed credit on Twitter for its attack.
A company spokesperson said it was working with the RCMP to determine whether the attack was related to cyber attacks.
The company said it had received information about “a threat” from DarkNet, which it declined to name.
“We take the threat of cyber attacks very seriously and have increased our efforts to keep the public safe,” the company said in a statement.
DarkSourceLiar, who is based in Toronto, told The Globe and Mail that he is not affiliated with any hacking groups.
He told the publication he was working on a report on the cyber attacks on companies in Canada and the United States and said he was willing to discuss the topic with the media.
Dark-net attacks can be done using any web browser or with an Internet connection, he told the newspaper.
The script injects a new line in the HTML document that executes when a page is loaded, according a description on the hacker’s website.
DarkLiar told The Guardian newspaper that his site has had no malicious activity and that he never had the malicious code installed on his website.
“I’ve had no contact with anyone on the DarkNet,” DarkLier told The New York Times.
DarkNewsLiar said he has been in contact, via Twitter, with the hacker and that they are “friends.”
The hacker has also told The Canadian Press that he has access to a database containing information about nearly 100,000 people who are Canadian residents, which includes the names, ages and addresses and birth dates of many of them.
The databases contain the names and birthdays of people whose information has been compromised by a cyberattack, DarkNews said.
He said the information is encrypted and the passwords are encrypted too.
DarkNetworkLiar used a variety of tools to gain control of the website and get into the database, DarkLir told The Associated Press by phone.
He also used a bot to access a website and gain access through the browser’s address bar, DarkNetwork said.
A Twitter user identified as “Dark” told The Toronto Star that DarkNews is “a real threat” and said the attack has compromised his Twitter account.
DarkNova said in its statement that the database was not accessed and that DarkNet contacted the police.
The bank said it is aware of DarkNews and has launched an investigation into the matter.
Dark News has a history of launching “botnet attacks” against banks, including one that attacked the bank’s customer database, according an article published by the website Motherboard in July.
The website noted that Dark News is a hacker group and has also hacked the personal data of people involved in a number of high-profile criminal cases.
Dark Nova also published the personal information of more than 3 million Canadian citizens, according the Motherboard article.
Darknews has been active in recent years, using a variety, including “botnets,” to carry out cyberattacks, the Mothercard website noted.
Dark Nation, an encrypted messaging service based in Canada, is among those using DarkNovas tools to target banks and other businesses.
DarkNation is “the new face of cyber,” according the website.
The site also includes a description of Dark Nation.
Darknova told The AP that Dark Nation has “zero-day exploits that allow anyone to steal bank account information, personal information and more,” as well.
“Our data is not compromised by any third parties and our customers can trust us,” DarkNews told The Post