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Morrisons supermarket hit by data breach targeting employees only

Morrisons supermarket in England, the No. 4 grocery chain, has suffered a data breach targeting employees.

Published Sat, Mar 15 2014 12:15 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

British supermarket Morrisons was recently hit by a successful data breach, with those responsible able to steal names, addresses, and bank account information of employees. Unlike recent data breaches in the United States, only employees were hit, with no customer information revealed.

Morrisons supermarket hit by data breach targeting employees only | TweakTown.com

The data breach affected employees throughout all levels of the organization, and initial investigation revealed the breach could have been an inside job.

In a message on the company's Facebook page and e-mailed to employees:

"We are extremely sorry to inform you that there has been a theft of colleagues' personal information, which was uploaded onto a website. As soon as we became aware of this last night we took immediate steps to ensure the data was removed from the website. It was closed down without hours of us being notified."

Morrisons is now working with law enforcement to investigate the matter, with Experian and banking institutions also on alert.

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