Recruiting firm Collabera infected by Maze ransomware, employees personal data stolen

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Hackers infected the recruitment and IT consultancy firm Collabera with Maze Ransomware, stole employees data

The Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States-based IT consulting and recruitment firm, Collabera has been hacked and infected by ransomware. The hackers believed to be from Maze ransomware group infiltrated into Collabera servers and stole exposed employee data like names, addresses, contact and social security numbers, dates of birth, employment benefits, and passport and immigration visa details.

Collabera is a multinational company offering information technology recruiting, staffing, consulting, and business services to companies worldwide. It is a $1billion company with more than 16,000 employees globally.

The Maze Ransomware group claimed the hacking of Collabera and infecting it with Maze ransomware on their Dark Web website in June. However, Collabera has not confirmed it was the work of Maze Ransomware. The Collabera security team discovered the ransomware attack on 8th June 2020.

On June 8, 2020, Collabera identified malware in its network system consistent with a ransomware attack. We promptly restored access to our backup files and immediately launched an investigation to determine the nature and scope of the event. On June 10, we became aware that the unauthorized party obtained some data from our system.

Mike Chirico, director Collabera in an email to employees.

While Collabera suffered no consequences of the ransomware, it has emerged that the hackers stole some of the exposed employee data. The company said it was informing every employee whose data was stolen. In the meantime, the company is offering two years of credit and identity monitoring services through Experian to the affected staff.

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