28 Jul Tax Services Firm Gets Sued for Data Breach Affecting 600,000 People
HR and tax services firm ComplyRight was recently sued for a data breach that exposed the data of around 662,000 individuals.
Data including names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and Social Security numbers, some of which came from tax and W-2 forms, were compromised. While ComplyRight said that only less than 10% of people who have their tax forms prepared on its web platform were affected by a cyberattack, they could not ascertain whether the data had been downloaded.
The statement prompted security expert Nikolai Vargas to criticize the firm. He said that ComplyRight was doing the bare minimum in terms of transparency and informing their clients of the details of the security incident.