Data Breach at Nashville Staffing Firm Leaves Clients Scrambling | New
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WSMV) – A large recruiting company is telling people that their personal information may have been compromised. This recruiting company is headquartered in Mississippi, but has several locations in Tennessee, including one in Nashville.
More than a thousand people have had their information leaked after a data breach at Wise Staffing Group. News4 spoke to someone who was affected, but he no longer lives in the area and forgot he had applied to the Wise Staffing Group.
“Yeah, I just want to know where they use my stuff,” said one of the people whose personal information was leaked. or whatever, but I’ve never been there per se, never been there to get a job, to get hired anywhere or anything like that. “
Wise Staffing Group alerts those potentially affected by their data breach. Personal information of 1,400 people has been sent.
News4 called some of these people. People we have contacted say they had no idea. An official at the Wise Staffing Group Nashville site said it was an isolated incident. One of their Nashville personnel managers sent this email to some of the people who may have had their personal information leaked:
“We are writing to you due to an incident involving the unauthorized posting of personal information included in an attachment to a limited number of email accounts. We have investigated the incident with the company’s attorney. and are confident that steps have been taken internally to ensure that this does not happen again. While we are not aware of any misuse of your information, we do inform you and potentially others. concerned, in accordance with the information security policy of Wise Staffing Group.
Wise Staffing Group takes data security very seriously. This was an isolated event and the larger systems or databases were not affected in any way. Although such an event is very regrettable, we are convinced that it was an isolated incident.
To protect yourself against the possibility of identity theft, we recommend that you place a fraud alert on your credit reports to prevent possible misuse of your personal information. A fraud alert sends a special message to anyone requesting your credit report who you believe may be the victim of fraud. When you or someone else tries to open a credit account in your name, the lender should take steps to verify that you have authorized the request. A fraud alert shouldn’t stop you from using your existing credit cards or other accounts, but it can slow down your ability to get new credit. A first fraud alert is valid for ninety (90) days.
To place a fraud alert on your credit reports, contact one of the three major credit reporting agencies at the appropriate number listed below or through their website. One agency will notify the other two on your behalf. You will then receive letters from the agencies with instructions on how to get a free copy of your credit report from each.
Equifax (888)766-0008 or www.fraudalert.equifax.com
Experian (888) 397-3742 or www.experian.com
TransUnion (800) 680-7289 or www.transunion.com
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