Seagate sued by its own staff for leaking personal info to identity thieves

Shaun Nichols reports on a lawsuit filed by Seagate employees whose W-2 information was given to criminals who successfully tricked an employee via business email compromise.

The suit [PDF], originally filed in July through the Northern California District Court, accuses the hard drive maker of negligence and unfair business practices stemming from the March 1, 2016 incident when a phishing attack lead to the W‑2 information on all Seagate employees, as well as family members and beneficiaries named in employee W‑2 forms.

The suit claims that the attackers have already begun using the information lifted in the breach.

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