Capita told to come clean on staff exposure to cyber attack

Clarifications over the extent to which Capita members’ personal details were compromised by March’s cyber attack on the company are being urgently sought by the CWU amid growing unease as to the nature and scale of the threat the security breach could pose to employees.

Despite initial assurances by management that the criminal hacking  was “limited to the Capita network” and that there was “no evidence of colleague, client or customer data having been compromised,” media speculation has been steadily mounting over the past few months that the breach may have been more serious than originally thought.

Back in April Capita CEO Jon Lewis revealed that “there is now some evidence of a limited amount of data leaving the business from a small proportion of our servers.”

“Investigations are ongoing,” the CEO continued, but this might include colleague data.”

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