15 May 2020

Interserve employees targeted by hackers

On 13 May 2020, Interserve revealed details of a cyber-attack which took place over the period 9-10 May 2020. The data breach occurred when hackers broke into a human resources database and stole personal data of current and former employees.

To date, it has not yet been confirmed how many people have been affected. However, personal data of up to 100,000 employees and former employees may have been breached.

According to reports a company spokesman declined to comment when asked about the types of data stolen and the number of people affected.

The personal information stolen may have included:

Employee names, addresses, bank details, payroll information, HR records, pension information and next of kin details.

Interserve’s press release on 13 May 2020 states:

“Interserve is working closely with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Strategic Incident Response teams to investigate, contain and remedy the situation. This will take some time and some operational services may be affected. Interserve has informed the Information Commissioner (ICO) of the incident. We will provide further updates when appropriate. Interserve’s employees, former employees, clients and suppliers are requested to exercise heightened vigilance during this time.”

If you are or have ever been employed by interserve, your data may have been breached and you could have a claim for compensation. Get in touch with our team if you think you have a claim.