GE Service Provider Breach Exposes Trove Of Sensitive Data

Law360 (March 25, 2020, 10:01 PM EDT) -- Bank account numbers, Social Security numbers and other sensitive information from General Electric Co. current and former employees were exposed in a data breach at a Canon Inc. subsidiary where GE stored benefits files, the companies told authorities late last week.

In a notice filed Friday with the California Attorney General's Office, GE said that an "unauthorized party" gained access in February to an email account at Canon Business Process Services Inc. containing a trove of sensitive personal data, including direct deposit forms, driver’s licenses, passports, birth and death certificates, severance claims and beneficiary designation forms.

GE was notified of the breach Feb. 28, and Canon...

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