WA: Ransomware attack may have exposed information on over 16,000 workers, state says

Martin Bilbao reports:

Sensitive information on over 16,000 workers may have been exposed in a ransomware attack on a Renton market research company’s data system.

Pacific Market Research (PMR) “recently notified” the Washington state Department of Labor and Industries, one of its clients, about the May 22 attack, according to a Thursday L&I news release.

An unauthorized party accessed PMR’s network and encrypted their servers during the attack, affecting an L&I file with sensitive information, according to the release.

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