US service company hit by data breach

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Data Breach Unsecured Warning Sign ConceptThe Delaware-based Corporation Service Company, which supplies leading companies, banks and law firms with business services, has suffered a hack – resulting in over 5000 Californians losing personal information and payment data.

The incursion took place in November 2017, when CSC detected that an intruder had penetrated its system and stolen clients’ details. It doesn’t as yet know how the breach happened, but has brought in two cybersecurity firms to help with investigations.

As well as offering its clients free credit monitoring for a year, CSC is also introducing more sophisticated security protocols, two-factor authentication and more effective firewalls. Better late than never!