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Montreal police search for suspects tied to Concordia data theft

Montreal police are asking for the public's help in finding two suspects in connection with a security breach and data theft at Concordia University.

Keyloggers and other devices that can capture personal data found in university libraries

Anyone with information about these two men is asked to call Montreal police at 514-393-1133. (Submitted by Montreal police)

Montreal police are asking for the public's help in finding two suspects in connection with a security breach and data theft at Concordia University.

University officials filed a police report in March after library and technical staff found hardware devices called keyloggers on some of its workstations.

It's believed the suspects installed the devices, which allowed them to gain access to the personal information and data of students at Concordia.

Eight students have filed complaints with police, but investigators believe the number of victims is much higher.

Police say they are looking for two men who are possibly of North African or Middle Eastern descent and are between 20 and 35 years old.

The first suspect was seen wearing a dark sweater and shirt, jeans and black and grey sneakers. The second suspect was also wearing dark clothes and has dark hair and a beard.

Anyone with information is asked to call Montreal police at 514-393-1133.

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