Canada’s Conservative Party says its confidential data on its members has not been compromised following reports of an alleged breach.
A spokeswoman for Jean Charest’s leadership campaign said Wednesday she had been informed that several people had received emails from the camp suggesting they had made a donation, when in fact they had not.
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Michelle Coates Mather says the campaign found that someone had used her website to make false promises using IP addresses from Ukraine.
Later in the day, the incident was publicized on Twitter by a conservative strategist and activist, who shared his experience and warned members that data had been stolen.
Coates Mather calls what happened “an obvious attempt to create chaos” that would not be tolerated.
Jean Charest says Conservatives are “divided” and need to unite to offer a “national vision”.
She says the campaign has notified those affected and also informed the organizing committee for the party leadership elections.
Party leader Wayne Benson said in a statement the Conservatives are taking the matter seriously and will investigate any possible misuse of party data.
He also expressed confidence that internal membership data had not been compromised.
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