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Gyrodata hit by ransomware attack, employee data leaked

Christian Fernsby |
Gyrodata Incorporated of Houston, Tx., provided notice of a data security incident it recently identified and addressed that may have involved personal information of some current and former Gyrodata employees.

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Topics: GYRODATA   

On February 21, 2021, Gyrodata discovered that it was the target of a ransomware attack.

In response, the company immediately took steps to secure its systems, launched an investigation, and a cybersecurity firm was engaged to assist with its investigation.

Gyrodata also notified federal law enforcement of the incident and continues to support their investigation.

Gyrodata's investigation determined that the unauthorized actor gained access to certain systems and related data within the Gyrodata environment at various times from approximately January 16, 2021 to February 22, 2021.

The data potentially obtained by the unauthorized actor may have contained personal information of current and former Gyrodata employees, including names, addresses, dates of birth, drivers' license numbers, Social Security numbers, passport numbers, W-2 tax forms, and information related to health plan enrollment.

As a precaution, Gyrodata is also offering individuals whose Social Security number or driver's license number may have been involved complementary credit monitoring and identity protection services.

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