#CyberFLASH: Email addresses of 4,000 New Brunswickers released by Skillsoft

chris-cummins-skillsoftMore than 4,000 New Brunswickers who signed up for government-funded online training courses are being warned to keep a close eye on their email accounts after their email addresses were released.

Skillsoft, which develops and manages the professional courses the government offers to those looking to upgrade their skills through SkillsNB, sent an email Thursday offering assistance to people who had signed up.

The problem was it CCed everyone, which meant everyone’s email address was visible to everyone else.

New Brunswick’s privacy commissioner is investigating.

Skillsoft’s vice-president of inside sales for North America, Chris Cummins, is apologizing for the privacy breach, calling it a “human error in the process.”

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