(Black Press file photo)

UPDATE: Delta residents affected in My Waste app data breach

Only users who receive marketing emails from the app and its parent company are impacted

UPDATE: Details of the data breach have been updated to reflect more recent information from Recycle Coach.

Residents using the My Waste mobile app may have been subject to a data breach, according to a release put out by the City of Delta on Thursday.

The My Waste app, created by Recycle Coach, allows residents to get garbage pickup reminders and recycling information.

On April 16, email addresses were stolen from My Waste’s MailChimp account. According to the company, no customer names, locations or passwords were taken during the data breach.

The company has notified all users about the breach, and advises that users be extra vigilant about spam messages. As far as the company is aware, there has only been one spam message sent so far. It contained the subject line “”our Exclusive Recyclecoach Deal With 95% Discount!”

The company said its internal systems were not affected by the breach, but is taking steps to ensure incidents like this don’t happen again, including using multi-factor authentication for all internal and third-party services.

According to the City of Delta press release, the city does not collect or store data from the app.

Anyone who has been affected by the breach can contact Recycle Coach at contact@recyclecoach.com.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Surrey woman with autism has scooter stolen from SkyTrain station

Kayla Polege purchased scooter after ‘shutdowns’ on transit

Phase three of ‘King George Hub’ development moves forward

Coast Capital Savings headquarters next to King George SkyTrain was phase one of the project

HOCKEY: Olympic dreams for Surrey teen now with Canada’s U18 team

Cloverdale’s Jenn Gardiner a third-year star with Comets of B.C. Female Major Midget League

OUR VIEW: Memories of the ‘strip’ still fresh

Can’t blame Surrey residents for being wary after the human tragedy of 135A Street

‘Quite a coup’ in rail-safety funding: South Surrey-White Rock MP

Relocation study not included in money for infrastructure improvements along waterfront train route

VIDEO: Neighbours fear impact of B.C. tent city residents

Greater Victoria residents opposed to campers voice concerns at provincial campground

Off Nova Scotia, a bid to ‘unravel the mystery’ of great white sharks

The question: Is Nova Scotia the second mating site for Atlantic white sharks, something scientists say could be key to protecting the endangered species.

Man arrested after carjacking, collision, pepper spray attacks in Vancouver

Vancouver police say one man is in custody after a chaotic scene of events in the downtown core

Canadian investigator says World Anti-Doping Agency got a bad deal from Russia

A Canadian lawyer says the World Anti-Doping Agency rushed into accepting a bad deal by reinstating the country’s drug-testing program.

Fashion Fridays: Rock some animal print

Kim XO, lets you in on the latest fall fashion trends on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

New evacuations ordered because of Florence flooding

Emergency managers on Friday ordered about 500 people to flee homes along the Lynches River

B.C. doctor weighs in on the kid ‘screen time’ debate

A Maple Ridge mother opens up about her children’s use of tablets, smartphones and television

Volunteer-based safety team gets city funding to continue work in Vancouver

Good Night Out is a non-profit society that works to keep people safe at night on Granville Strip

Most Read