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Ingram Micro Discloses Hacker Attack

Hacker attacks on businesses are on the rise, and these days generally are launched by more sophisticated and motivated perpetrators. The sophistication is making it more difficult for companies to secure sensitive employee and customer information, according to research firm Gartner. Even companies that distribute software and systems aren’t immune. Ingram Micro Inc. last week disclosed in a letter to former and current employees that the company detected unauthorized access to its computer systems containing names and personal identification such as Social Security numbers, national identification numbers, and passport numbers for U.S. employees and their beneficiaries of health care, life insurance, and 401(k) benefits. The letter dated May 17 reveals that the computer distributor has no evidence of entry into specific personal-information databases, but wanted to alert employees whose stored information may have been compromised. The company declined to comment on exactly when the breach occurred, or why the letter took two weeks to arrive at a local address, because of an ongoing investigation by law enforcement. Full Story

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