Kenerson Associates notifies employees of breach at payroll processor, BenefitMall

Kenerson Associates in Beverly, Massachusetts is notifying 18 current and former employees whose personal information may have been accessed in a breach involving their payroll processor, Dallas, Texas-based BenefitMall.

In a letter dated February 18 to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, Kenerson incorporated BenefitMall’s January 16th notification letter to Kenerson about the breach. Their report indicated unauthorized access had occurred in November 2013 but wasn’t discovered until “recently.” BenefitMall’s letter does not explain how they learned of the breach.

Because names, addresses, and Social Security numbers may have been accessed, BenefitMall arranged for free credit monitoring for Kenerson’s employees and provided Kenerson with language to use for its notification letter.

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