Latest employee W2 data theft story - Kroger

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Latest employee W2 data theft story - Kroger

Postby Judge Roy Bean » Mon May 09, 2016 4:01 pm

A confluence of dumbness has led to a vulnerability in Equifax's system that has resulted in Kroger sending this warning in a letter to employees:

We believe individuals gained access to some Kroger associates’ electronic W-2 forms and may have used the information to file tax returns in their names in an effort to claim a fraudulent refund.


https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/05/crooks-grab-w-2s-from-credit-bureau-equifax/

Seriously - in this age of heightened data theft awareness, Equifax was using the old "last four digits" of an SSN and someone's year of birth as a default access PIN? :oops: :roll: :shock:
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