Massive Nitro data breach impacts Microsoft, Google, Apple, more

Lawrence Abrams reports:

A massive data breach suffered by the Nitro PDF service impacts many well-known organizations, including Google, Apple, Microsoft, Chase, and Citibank.

Claimed to be used by over 10 thousand business customers and 1.8 million licensed users, Nitro is an application used to create, edit, and sign PDFs and digital documents.

As part of their service offering, Nitro offers a cloud service used by customers to share documents with coworkers or other organizations involved in the document creation process.

Read more on BleepingComputer to find out more about how the data appear to be up for sale.

Google has other problems, though, too, that impact some of their workforce:

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP (Fragomen) provide I-9 employment verification compliance services to Google. On October 24, they sent letters to some current and former Googlers that states:

We recently became aware of suspicious activity within our computer network. While our investigation is ongoing, we discovered that an unauthorized third party gained access to a single file containing personal information relating to I-9 employment verification services. This file contained personal information for a discrete number of Googlers (and former Googlers).

A template of their notification letter submitted to the California Attorney General’s Office, appears below.  It does not specify the types of data, as that is treated as a variable in the notification letter.

FDBL - California Notice



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