News broke this afternoon that one of the UK’s leading supermarkets Morrisons will potentially be required to pay out a ‘vast’ sum to employees following a 2014 security breach which seen the payroll details of 100,000 members of staff leaked.
Corin Imai, Senior Security Advisor at DomainTools:
“With data breaches we are conditioned to think more about customer data being compromised, but the effects of employee data can be just as severe. The fact that payroll details were leaked is particularly concerning, as these are exactly the kind of details which malicious actors could use in order to commit identity or financial fraud. The fact Morrisons is compensating staff for this error is encouraging.”