Payroll giant ADP investigating hack

June 15, 2011
US payroll-handling firm Automatic Data Processing (ADP) said Wednesday that hackers broke into one of its benefits administration business systems.

US payroll-handling firm Automatic Data Processing (ADP) said Wednesday that hackers broke into one of its benefits administration business systems.

ADP believed the "system intrusion" at recently acquired Workscape was limited to one client, whose name was not disclosed.

"ADP immediately notified the client... and continues to take all appropriate measures to investigate and to help mitigate any issues," the New Jersey-based company said in a release.

The hack was detected by routine security monitoring and did not involve payroll information, according to ADP, which said it was working with to investigate the incident.

The hack was the latest in a growing list of with targets ranging from videogame companies to the US Senate and a military weapons maker.

Explore further: Hackers target Bethesda videogame studio

Related Stories

Hackers target Bethesda videogame studio

June 13, 2011

US videogame studio Bethesda Softworks on Monday said its websites were hit with a cyberattack over the weekend and warned that hackers may have stolen some user data.

Study reveals an ancient gene for lean

September 4, 2007

Researchers have revealed an antiobesity gene that has apparently been keeping critters lean during times of plenty since ancient times. The gene, first discovered by another team in flies, also keeps worms and mice trim, ...

Gov't says no official email hacked; FBI on case

June 2, 2011

(AP) -- The FBI is investigating allegations that computer hackers in China broke into Google's email system, but no official government email accounts have been compromised, the Obama administration said Thursday.

LulzSec hackers taunt with telephone hotline

June 15, 2011

A hacker group on Wednesday brazenly ramped up its antics as unrelenting waves of cyberattacks expose how poorly defended many networks are against Internet marauders.

Google says Chinese hackers broke into Gmail

June 1, 2011

(AP) -- Computer hackers in China broke into the Gmail accounts of several hundred people, including senior U.S. government officials, military personnel and political activists, Google Inc. said Wednesday.

Recommended for you

Samsung to disable Note 7 phones in recall effort

December 9, 2016

Samsung announced Friday it would disable its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in the US market to force remaining owners to stop using the devices, which were recalled for safety reasons.

Swiss unveil stratospheric solar plane

December 7, 2016

Just months after two Swiss pilots completed a historic round-the-world trip in a Sun-powered plane, another Swiss adventurer on Wednesday unveiled a solar plane aimed at reaching the stratosphere.

Solar panels repay their energy 'debt': study

December 6, 2016

The climate-friendly electricity generated by solar panels in the past 40 years has all but cancelled out the polluting energy used to produce them, a study said Tuesday.

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.