B.C. retailers up cybersecurity defences to avoid attacks

Kit and Ace CEO David Lui closely followed news about the recent cyberattack against London Drugs — an ordeal that forced the large B.C.-based retailer to close all 79 stores for a week in late April and early May before opening locations in tranches.

B.C. Solicitor General Mike Farnworth then made headlines on May 9, when he confirmed what he called a “sophisticated attempt to breach protected B.C. government information systems.” 

As a retailer, Lui told BIV he feared for his own business.

“It’s always top of mind to protect our customers’ data,” Lui said. “We are constantly on alert because we handle personal data through our e-commerce platform.”

Lui said that

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