On December 11, 2021, UKG Solutions, including UKG Workforce Central, (also called Kronos or Ultimate Kronos Group) experienced a data breach where an unauthorized third party gained access to its servers on the Kronos Private Cloud where sensitive data was stored. Kronos announced the data breach online.
Kronos is one of the largest human resources companies in the United States. Many employees interact with the software developed by Kronos to track their hours and shifts. The impacted programs include: UKG Workforce Central, UKG TeleStaff, Healthcare Extensions, and UKG Scheduling/Workforce Management for Banks.
At this time, Kronos has not disclosed what information has been compromised because of the data breach. We will update this post as we learn more from the Kronos investigation. However, Kronos processes very sensitive information for its clients and this information can include your name, address, or government identification numbers.
This information is called your Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”). It tells others about you and is considered part of your identity. Businesses are required to secure this information or risk facing statutory penalties, among other legal penalties. Stolen PII can be used by identity thieves to engage in fraudulent activity using your identity.
At this time, Kronos is not offering free identity protection services. The best way to protect yourself after a data breach is to sign up for identity protection services as soon as possible. California offers extra protections and legal rights to its residents through the California Consumer Privacy Act.
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