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Tech & Science Payroll data for 29,000 Facebook employees stolen

05:30  14 december  2019
05:30  14 december  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Facebook alerted employees to the stolen data in an email Friday morning. In a statement, Facebook said it was working with law enforcement, and that it According to Bloomberg, the employee whose car was broken into worked in Facebook 's payroll department and broke protocol by taking the hard

Around 29 , 000 Facebook employees were affected by the theft, Bloomberg said, quoting a company spokesperson. "We worked with law enforcement as they investigated a recent car break-in and theft of an employee 's bag containing company equipment with employee payroll information stored on it

a close up of a sign: The payroll data on 29,000 Facebook was reportedly stolen off unencrypted hard drives. Angela Lang/CNET © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. The payroll data on 29,000 Facebook was reportedly stolen off unencrypted hard drives. Angela Lang/CNET

The personal banking information for thousands of Facebook employees was stolen last month, Bloomberg reported earlier Friday. The data breach reportedly occurred when someone stole multiple unencrypted physical hard drives from a Facebook payroll staffer's car. Info on the hard drives included names, bank account numbers, the last four Social Security Number digits, salaries, bonus amounts and equity details, the report said.

The drives contained personal data for about 29,000 Facebook employees, Bloomberg said, quoting a company spokesperson. Facebook reportedly alerted staff on Dec. 13 after discovering the theft on Nov. 20. The drives were stolen on Nov. 17, the report said.

"We worked with law enforcement as they investigated a recent car break-in and theft of an employee's bag containing company equipment with employee payroll information stored on it," a Facebook spokeswoman confirmed in an email to CNET. "We have seen no evidence of abuse and believe this was a smash-and-grab crime rather than an attempt to steal employee information."

Facebook added the people affected were on its US payroll in 2018, and that it is providing identity theft and credit monitoring services to them. No Facebook user data was taken in the theft. 

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