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Hackers targeted Fortune 500 service provider, data of over 500,000 leaked

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Morley Companies, which provides services to several Fortune 500 companies, has admitted to being the victim of a ransomware attack that resulted in the exposure of sensitive information for over 500,000 people.

Morley’s data became unavailable on August 1, 2021, and the incident began.

Morley, based in Michigan, then began collecting contact information needed to notify potentially affected 521,046 people, a process that was completed in early 2022, the company said last week.

Some of them had their Social Security numbers compromised as a result of the attack.

Morley also stated that it provided free credit monitoring and identity theft protection services to individuals whose Social Security numbers were possibly involved in the incident.

“The following personal and protected health information may have been involved in the incident: name, address, Social Security number, date of birth, client identification number, medical diagnostic and treatment information, and health insurance information,” the company said.

“We are not aware of the misuse of any potentially affected individual’s information,” the company added.

Morley hired cybersecurity experts to respond to the situation, but it took six months for the data to be collected “contact information needed to provide notice to potentially affected individuals”.

According to documents filed with the Maine Attorney General’s Office, 521,046 people were affected.

“That investigation revealed that a ransomware-type malware had prevented access to some data files on our system beginning August 1, 2021 and there was unauthorized access to some files that contained personal information,” said the company.


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