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Email Scam at Turner Construction Co. Affects Employees Nationwide

Spear-phishing; Stolen credentials

An unknowing employee sent personal and financial information on workers to a fraudulent email address, according to a notification that a Turner attorney sent on March 7, five days after the incident.

All employees who worked for Turner in 2015 are affected.

Turner currently has 5,600 employees in North America.

An employee mistakenly forwarded the employees' names and Social Security numbers, along with earnings and tax information to a con artist.

Turner says it has provided the compromised data to the Internal Revenue Service, which has taken steps to monitor employees' tax accounts for suspicious activity.

sector

Manufacturing

reported

April 11, 2016

reported by

Puget Sound Business Journal

number affected

Unknown

location of breach

United States

perpetrators

Criminals

location of perpetrators

Unknown

date breach occurred

March 02, 2016

date breach detected

Unknown