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Information Services sees 'unusually high search volumes' in Saskatchewan Land Registry

The tech group provides registry services for public records and operates and manages the Saskatchewan Land Registry

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"The Land Registry has robust controls and procedures in place to prevent fraud and protect data in the registry," ISC told investors

Information Services Corp (TSE:ISV) revealed it has implemented enhanced monitoring after a "recent occurrence of unusually high search volumes of publicly available free data" in the Saskatchewan land registry.

The tech group provides registry services for public records and operates and manages the Saskatchewan Land Registry.

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ISC also reminded its customers to be cautious of any unusual or suspicious correspondence, emails or phone calls related to the company, the Land Registry and its records, or that request personal or financial information. The group said it was making the statement on behalf of the Government of Saskatchewan.

It said the search activity was performed using false information to conduct multiple searches as a means of collecting a large amount of free data.

"The use of false information to create a customer account is a violation of ISC terms and conditions of use and applicable Land Registry law," it confirmed.

ISC said, however, that there was "no evidence to date of any compromise of Land Registry or ISC technology systems or security".

"In addition, there is no evidence to date that these searches accessed any non-public data or information or that the information collected is being used for improper purposes," it added.

In response, ISC said it had implemented enhanced monitoring activity.

"The Land Registry has robust controls and procedures in place to prevent fraud and protect data in the registry," the group told investors.

"Customers are encouraged to contact ISC with questions about any correspondence and to ensure their account information is accurate and up to date. Please contact the ISC Customer Support Team by email at [email protected]," it added.

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