About Us | Contact Us
View Cart

Seagate Sued By Employees Following Data Breach

By Vigilize | Thursday, September 22, 2016 - One Comment

Class-action suit alleges malpractice and lack of regard following negligent handling of data


An article review.


ServIcons_ITAudit_01

 

If you’ve been treating employee data as “less valuable” than customer data due to a belief it presents a lower legal risk, you may want to rethink that strategy! Officials at Seagate probably wish that they had following the dissemination of W-2 forms and other personally identifiable information for over 10,000 employees, gained through a phishing campaign pretending to be from the company’s CEO.

Traditionally the dissemination of customer information has been among the biggest fears of organizations when it comes to a data breach, and when it comes to public relations that is still largely the case. This suit, however, shows that the loss of employee information can be just as serious from a legal point of view–and warrants the same amount of care.

Seagate disputes the claims put forth in the suit, which allege not only negligence but unfair business practices in the way that data was handled, and how the firm responded to the breach.


Original article by Charlie Osborne of Zero Day and published by ZDNet.


same_strip_012513


 

Posted in Article Reviews

One Response to “Seagate Sued By Employees Following Data Breach”

Comment from k
Time 09/22/2016 at 8:52 am

Indeedy! Although in-house care is taken, consider the insurance, insurance shopping companies, accounting, retirement companies and other third parties.

Latest News
    Another awareness poster for YOUR customers (and users).  Now that we have our own employees aware, maybe it’s time to start posting content for our customers! Check out posters.infotex.com for the whole collection! Download the large versions here: Awareness Poster (Portrait) Awareness Poster (Landscape)   You are welcome to print out and distribute this around […]
    The joint cybersecurity advisory includes the 15 most exploited vulnerabilities reported in 2021… An article review.  While a lot of attention is focused on previously undisclosed or “zero day” attacks, some of the most likely attack vectors are vulnerabilities that have been widely known for weeks or even months.  That’s according to a new joint […]
    Threats are changing, EDR can help us adapt . . . Today’s advanced persistent threat (APT) understands that the IT landscape has changed. In the post-COVID age, more and more organizations have adopted some form of work from home.  While WFH offers many conveniences, it also imparts increased risks. BitSight conducted a 2021 study of […]
    The Five Precepts of IT Vendor Management Webinar-Movie We’re going back to basics on Vendor Management. This webinar will give you a training tool to help out that new person that is starting to take on the gargantuan task that is Vendor Management.
    A new way of helping people “read” new guidance… Look for more in the future! To save you time, we are proud to present “Adam Reads” . . . recorded versions of our Guidance Summaries! Below you can find an embedded player for the audio file. If you are having issues with that working, you […]
    You think you’ve finally found stability in your to-do list. Your goals are set, and you’re even making great progress on them all. Audit findings: all addressed. Management requests: Under control. Heck, you might even be able to leave the office five minutes early at least once this year. Then BAM! A press release from […]
    Software Bill of Materials (SBOMs) are becoming more and more important. . . We are all very familiar with one aspect of the software supply chain – updates.  New features, bug fixes, and performance upgrades are a regular occurrence to any device’s lifecycle, however what if these kinds of updates also include deliberately malicious code? […]
    Another awareness poster for YOUR customers (and users).  Now that we have our own employees aware, maybe it’s time to start posting content for our customers! Check out posters.infotex.com for the whole collection! Download the large versions here: Awareness Poster (Portrait) Awareness Poster (Landscape)   You are welcome to print out and distribute this around […]
    According to a new survey, more organizations than ever are reporting problems with cybersecurity staffing… An article review. While pandemic related mandates and restrictions are gradually being lifted across the country, many organizations are still feeling the effects in one important area: staffing.  That’s according to ISACA’s annual State of Cybersecurity survey, which asked over […]
    Understanding Banking Trojans… Another Technical Article by Tanvee Dhir! What are Banking Trojans? A trojan is a malicious program that masquerades as a genuine one. They are often designed to steal sensitive information from users (login passwords, account numbers, financial information, credit card information, etc.). A banking trojan is a malicious computer program designed to […]