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KRONOS DATA BREACH CLASS ACTION INVESTIGATION

by | Dec 17, 2021 | Firm News

The law firm Markovits, Stock & DeMarco is investigating claims on behalf of customers of Ultimate Kronos Group (“Kronos” or “UKG”) related to a data security incident that recently crippled Kronos’s popular payroll and cloud services, leaving its customers unable to pay employees.

 

WHAT HAPPENED?

Public details are still limited. However, Kronos recently disclosed that on December 11, 2021, it detected a ransomware attack on its network.[1] The attack included Kronos Private Cloud solutions, a data storing entity for several of the company’s popular services, including UKG Workforce Central, which is used by employees to track hours and schedule shifts, as well as UKG TeleStaff, Healthcare Extensions, and Banking Appointment and Scheduling Solutions.[2] Kronos has publicly stated that it may be several weeks before its services are operational again, leaving businesses scrambling to find a way to pay employees during the last few weeks of the holiday season.[3]

 

Kronos is still trying to determine if customer data was accessed and exposed during the incident.[4] The potential consequences of such a data breach are particularly concerning given that Kronos is one of the largest workforce management companies in the United States, with notable customers including Whole Foods, Honda, Tesla, Puma and the YMCA, as well as state and local government agencies.[5]

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY BUSINESS WAS IMPACTED BY THE KRONOS DATA BREACH?

If you would like to have a free, confidential consultation with an attorney to learn more about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to the Kronos data security incident, please contact Markovits, Stock & DeMarco attorney Terry Coates at (513) 651-3700, email us at [email protected], or submit a Case Evaluation request through the form below.

[1] https://www.ukg.com/KPCupdates#IMP-12-12-1237-pm (last visited December 17, 2021).

[2] See id.

[3] See id.

[4] Id.

[5] See https://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/major-payroll-company-hit-with-ransomware (last visited December 17, 2021); https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/16/tech/kronos-ransomware-attack/index.html (last visited December 17, 2021).