Robservations: Two-year data breach hits employees’ email at WTTW, WFMT

Robert Feder reports:

Window to the World Communications, parent company of WTTW-Channel 11 and WFMT 98.7-FM, alerted employees this week to the discovery of a data breach in its computer system believed to have occurred over nearly a two-year period. Investigations by a law firm and forensic accounting firm determined that emails and personal information of approximately 40 staffers were hacked between December 2018 and August 2020. On Tuesday a company representative confirmed there was “unusual activity relating to an employee email account that may have impacted current and former employee information,” adding: “There is currently no evidence that this information has been misused as a result of this activity.” A data security company has been retained to provide employees with identity monitoring at no cost for two years.

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