HALO hacked, private data stolen

The Illinois-based advertising company has been breached, affecting the private data of thousands on the company’s systems.

According to a report to the Maine Attorney General, the attack happened on November 22nd, 2023. The notice to affected clients on March 28th states that threat actors had accessed HALO’s computer systems and stolen files with private data.

“Computer systems within our network were accessed by a sophisticated threat actor using techniques to evade detection by our information security defenses,” writes the company in a statement.

Threat actors got their hands on the data provided to HALO Human Resources for tax or benefits purposes, including name, date of birth, and Social Security number.

The report to the Maine Attorney General states that, in total, 7,305 people were affected by the breach.

HALO claims to be working with external cybersecurity experts to investigate the incident and to monitor the Dark Web for data being leaked. The company will also provide credit and identity protection services to affected individuals for 12 months free of charge.

HALO has more than 40 offices worldwide and employs over 1,500 individuals.

The company provides branded merchandise, uniform programs, and employee recognition and incentive solutions.

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