Ektron notifies 22 employees after personal information was accessed by unknown third party

Ektron was reportedly hacked on or around June 15.  The firm reports that an unauthorized third party gained access to a file with 22  current and former employees’ personal information, including names, passport numbers, employee authorization cards, Social Security cards and/or immigration visas.

Ektron, a privately held firm headquartered in Massachusetts, states that they learned of the potential breach and “immediately began investigating the breach in July.” They also notified law enforcement at that time.

In August, they hired a third party firm to investigate the scope of the breach, and on September 3, they notified the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office that affected employees would be notified shortly and offered free credit monitoring services.

You can read their notification here.

 

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