A new report from a Canadian cybersecurity company shows how Google hacked a Canadian database containing card data and used it to target a Canadian political party and the Conservative Party of Canada.
The leaked data included information about people’s personal information, such as their political party affiliation, party affiliation with a political party, and social media accounts, the cybersecurity firm, Codis Cybersecurity, said in a statement.
As a result of the data breach, codis said, the Conservative party received approximately $1 million.
Codis also said it has notified the Conservative leadership about the breach.
Codis Cybersecures said the company also received emails from the Conservative campaign that were sent from Google servers.
“The data stolen from this account was then used to create a campaign advertising campaign on the Google Card Platform in Canada,” the company said.
Google declined to comment on the breach and did not immediately respond to CBC News’ request for comment.
According to Codis, the campaign was run by the Conservative candidate’s team.
Earlier this year, the federal Conservative Party was hacked and the party’s data was leaked.
In October, the party said it had lost the personal information of some 8,000 voters, including those registered to vote in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta.
The party’s national convention was disrupted for several days because of the breach, which the party blamed on hackers.
Last week, the Conservatives apologized to the public and the media for the breach after CBC News reported on the breaches.
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