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Financial Data Breach at Minnesota Payroll Company
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Names, Social Security numbers and bank account numbers of over 27,000 Americans were exposed when a hacker breached the pay system of a Twin Cities-based payroll companies.  Officials at ceridian Corp. discovered the security issue in late December and immediately contacted the FBI and local law enforcement.  Paosswords for all customers were also changed immediately, including those for the 1900 companies affected by the breach.


Unfortunately, the employees whose accounts may have been affected were not contacted until a month later while officials were attempting to determine the extent of the hacker's activities.  Keith Peterson, Ceridian's vice president of marketing and communication, said there have been no signs thus far that any of the employees' information was used to make illegal financial transactions, but identity theft protection has been provided to all employees whose information was exposed.  Authorities are still attempting to identify the hacker.