It appears Facebook just couldn’t endure as far as the end of the year without another protection-related incident. Just this time around, its very own representatives are influenced. A criminal broke into a payroll specialist’s vehicle and took hard drives that supposedly contained unencrypted payroll data for around 29,000 present and previous US workers.
The burglary occurred on November seventeenth and Facebook saw that the drives were missing three days after the fact, as per Bloomberg. The organization is said to have decided on November 29th that the hard drives had payroll information on them, and today started advising influenced workers.
The information allegedly incorporates representative names, banking details, pay rates, bonus figures, stock data and the last four digits of social security numbers. The drives contained records for US representatives who worked at Facebook in 2018, yet didn’t have any client information on them. The organization is giving identity theft and credit monitoring to influenced workers.
Facebook has been working with law authorization and keeping in mind that the drives haven’t been recuperated up ’til now, it has seen “no evidence of abuse.” However, it’s conceivable that the information may wind up online someplace.
Here’s Facebook’s full statement on the matter, via a spokesperson:
“We are working with law enforcement as they investigate a recent car break-in and theft of an employee’s bag containing company equipment with employee payroll information stored on it. We have seen no evidence of abuse and believe this was a smash and grab crime rather than an attempt to steal employee information.
“Out of an abundance of caution, we have notified the current and former employees whose information we believe was stored on the equipment – people who were on our U.S. payroll in 2018 – and are offering them free identity theft and credit monitoring services. This theft impacts current and former Facebook employees only and no Facebook user data was involved.”