PA: Hackers breach Paytime, Inc. payroll company

Joshua Vaughn reports:

One Midstate payroll company is working to address security issues after discovering hackers had breached its security and accessed client information.

In a written statement, Paytime Inc. of Upper Allen Township said it discovered a security breach on April 30. A subsequent investigation by third-party forensic IT experts found that the intruders — which the statement described as “skilled hackers working from foreign IP addresses” — first gained access to the company’s client service center on April 7.

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Paytime’s statement said the breach was related to clients’ user names and passwords, but a letter obtained by abc27 to employees of a company that uses Paytime’s services stated that personal information like Social Security numbers, bank information, date of birth, wage information and home address were also accessed by the hackers.

Chris Haverstick, vice president of sales and marketing at Paytime, confirmed that hackers accessed this personal information.

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Jan Murphy of PennLive also reports on the breach, noting that there is likely a large number of individuals affected. Although the firm has sent notification letters to its clients, notification letters to their employees will not go out until May 21. Those affected will be offered some free identity theft restoration services through AllClear ID if they become victims of ID theft.

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