Hackers infiltrated Collabera, siphoned off at least some employees’ personal information, and infected the US-based IT consultancy giant’s systems with ransomware.
We understand this swiped data included workers’ names, addresses, contact and social security numbers, dates of birth, employment benefits, and passport and immigration visa details. Basically, everything needed for identity theft. The recruitment’n’staffing biz, which employs more than 16,000 people globally and banks hundreds of millions of dollars a year in sales, does not believe the lifted records have been used for fraud.
Collabera could not be reached for comment, though El Reg has seen a copy of the internal memo sent to staff disclosing the details of the leak. File-scrambling malware was detected on the IT consultants’ network on June 8, and within a couple of days, it emerged at least some data had been stolen, according to the business.