Oreo cookie maker says crooks gobbled up staff info

Jessica Lyons Hardcastle reports:

Mondelez International has warned 51,000 of its past and present employees that their personal information has been stolen from a law firm hired by the Oreo and Ritz cracker giant.

To be clear, the miscreants didn’t infiltrate Mondelez’s IT estate: they broke into Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP‘s network. And as one of Mondelez’s legal services providers, Bryan Cave had copies of and access to sensitive personal information belonging to current and former Mondelez workers.

As the snack giant noted in its security breach notification to 51,110 individuals on Friday: “Please know that this incident did not occur on or affect Mondelez systems or networks in any way.”

Read more at The Register.

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