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Seagate sued by own staff after phishing scam


"Staff at Seagate are suing the company after a senior HR executive fell for a phishing scam earlier this year resulting in tax information on thousands of employees being exposed.

A class-action lawsuit was filed in July at Northern California District Court accusing Seagate of malpractice and a lack of regard for employees through negligent data management.

The scammers pretended to be Seagate CEO Stephen Luczo and simply requested the data, including tax codes, social security numbers and pay information, all of which can be used for identity fraud.

The suit suggested that Seagate engaged in ‘unfair’ business practices, and that in many cases the partners and families of employees were directly affected by the leak.”


NCC Weekly News Update 13 September 2016 



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