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Data Breach at Holstein Canada Causes Ontario Cattle Assessments Suspension

There will be no welfare assessments under the proAction program on Ontario farms until Holstein Canada fixes a data breach.  Dairy Farmers of Ontario sent a communique to its members about the security issue on July 25. Holstein Canada manages cattle assessments under the proAction quality assurance program
 
It says that the data breach was because a file transfer protocol (FTP) site was left accessible online.
 
DFO quoted Holstein Canada as saying:
 
“Our investigation has concluded this incident was limited in scope. While the information may have been accessible and, in very few instances, viewed by third parties, after a thorough analysis we have no reason to believe your (producer) data has been misused.”
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