## The online disruption of the Canadian union's website led to the leaking of
personal information about the 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
According to Cyber War News, which first raised the alarm on the hacking, the
attack led to the leaking of clear text passwords for the affected DGC members
whose personal information is stored on the guild's website.
The hacking incident came despite technological safeguards on the DGC website
to protect key information required for e-commerce transactions, like the
payment of ...