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London Drugs to provide credit monitoring, identity-theft protection to employees affected by hack

May 22, 2024
The Canadian Press


BC-based retailer London Drugs says it is “unwilling and unable” to pay a multimillion-dollar ransom to cybercriminals who claim to have stolen data in a recent hacking attack that shut down its stores for more than a week.

The company calls the situation “deeply distressing,” noting in a statement yesterday that the criminals could leak stolen corporate files containing¬†employee¬†information on the dark web.

It says it notified all employees and is providing them with two years of credit monitoring and identity-theft protection services.

London Drugs closed all 79 of its stores in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba on April 28 when it became aware of the cyberattack.

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They did not all reopen until May 7.


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