#CyberFLASH: Leaking of personal information of country’s top film and TV directors


TORONTO — A hacker site called ObeySec took over a computer server at the Directors Guild of Canada on the weekend.

The external hacker used the handle legionnaire on Sunday to commandeer the DGC site and obtain the personal data of over 2,000 members, including Canada’s top film and TV directors.

“I can confirm that the DGC website was hacked,” DGC spokeswoman Alex Sosa said Monday in a statement. “We have locked down the site and the security breach has been contained.”

She added, “We are currently doing a security sweep across the DGC offices in all the regions and we are confident that we will be up and accessible via the website soon.”

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