May 20, 2014 7:30 am

Jim Prentice’s website shut down after privacy breach

CALGARY – A serious privacy breach forced the shutdown of Jim Prentice’s website on Monday.

The breach momentarily exposed personal information such as phone numbers, full names and home addresses of anyone who had signed up to help with Prentice’s campaign.

The former federal cabinet minister became an official candidate in the PC leadership race on Friday morning, when he handed in his nomination papers.

The problem with JimPrentice.ca was discovered on Monday morning, forcing administrators  to shut down the webpage for several hours.

Officials with Prentice’s office say the glitch appears to be due to the site’s developer, NationBuilder, who suffered some cyber issues.

They say other websites created by NationBuilder were affected, including the Wildrose Alliance Party of Alberta webpage.

If visitors to JimPrentice.ca aren’t able to see the website properly, they are asked to clear their internet browser’s cache and try again.

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