Volcano Corporation notifies employees after e-mail breach

Add San Diego-based Volcano Corporation to your list of firms reporting breaches involving e-mail attachment errors.

Volcano Corporation reports that the error was made – and detected – on May 21, when a spreadsheet was inadvertently attached to an e-mail sent to some employees about their retirement account. The spreadsheet included employees’ names, email addresses (work or personal), Social Security numbers, and Volcano employee identification numbers.

Upon discovery of the error, the firm attempted to recall all emails.

Those employees whose details were in the spreadsheet were notified and offered credit monitoring services.

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