Grizwald the Bear has his work cut out for him if he wants to boost morale at company headquarters. Frontier Airlines recently notified all headquarters employees of a serious data breach created by one of their co-workers.
It’s a far-too-typical story in the workplace these days: a worker views or steals personal information then shares it with unauthorized individuals. The company called in law enforcement to investigate and the employee was fired, but the damage didn’t stop there. The data compromised included name, home address, date of birth, Social Security number (SSN), passport number, and checking account plus bank routing number commonly used for direct deposit of wages.
“Safeguarding all employee information is a top priority, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this incident may cause,” the letter read.
The breach occurred in the first quarter of 2017 according to a spokesman. Frontier has not disclosed the number of employees hit by the breach.
Workers at Frontier’s headquarters are being offered two years of identity monitoring “to help relieve concerns and restore confidence.”
Ask your employers how they safeguard your personal information like SSNs and banking details. Most co-workers should not be able to view information from job applications, direct deposits, and other sensitive documents.