Data Breach Alert: Morley Companies, Inc.
Recently, the business services provider Morley Companies, Inc. released additional information about a recent “data security incident” the company experienced in mid-2021. According to an official company filing, on August 1, 2021, Morley Companies discovered unusual activity that was affecting company computers. After conducting a follow-up investigation into the incident, the company learned that an unauthorized party possibly gained access to the names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers and health information of more than 13,500 individuals nationwide.
Data breaches such as the Morley Companies breach can come about in various ways. Often, they are the result of a hacker breaching a company’s computer systems with the intention of obtaining sensitive consumer information. While no one knows why Morley Companies was the target of this recent cyberattack, cybercriminals frequently target companies that have vulnerabilities in their data-security systems and technology.