Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Attacks/Breaches

5/4/2016
06:59 PM
50%
50%

ADP Data Used In US Bank Employee W-2 Breach

Online hitch allows thieves to register fraudulently on payroll vendor portal.

Some customers of payroll processing provider ADP had unauthorized accounts created on ADP's portal in their names by thieves using stolen data, and their W-2 data compromised, reports KrebsOnSecurity. This leaves them exposed to the risk of tax returns being filed fraudulently in their names.

The breach was discovered last month by ADP client US Bank, which said that "a small population" of its 64,000 employees had its tax and salary data stolen from the payroll vendor portal.

To register on ADP, clients provide employees the company-specific link from ADP, and a company code. KrebsOnSecurity says unregistered employee accounts have been used by thieves to sign in with personal details of the employee, and siphon W-2 information.

This process is flawed because the code is posted by ADP customers on an unsecured online page; ADP has now disabled access to the registration portal for those clients found to be publishing the sign-up link and code online.  

Read full story at KrebsOnSecurity.

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Microsoft Patches Wormable RCE Vulns in Remote Desktop Services
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  8/13/2019
The Mainframe Is Seeing a Resurgence. Is Security Keeping Pace?
Ray Overby, Co-Founder & President at Key Resources, Inc.,  8/15/2019
GitHub Named in Capital One Breach Lawsuit
Dark Reading Staff 8/14/2019
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
7 Threats & Disruptive Forces Changing the Face of Cybersecurity
This Dark Reading Tech Digest gives an in-depth look at the biggest emerging threats and disruptive forces that are changing the face of cybersecurity today.
Flash Poll
The State of IT Operations and Cybersecurity Operations
The State of IT Operations and Cybersecurity Operations
Your enterprise's cyber risk may depend upon the relationship between the IT team and the security team. Heres some insight on what's working and what isn't in the data center.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2017-18568
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-20
The my-wp-translate plugin before 1.0.4 for WordPress has XSS.
CVE-2017-18569
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-20
The my-wp-translate plugin before 1.0.4 for WordPress has CSRF.
CVE-2019-15238
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-20
The cforms2 plugin before 15.0.2 for WordPress has CSRF related to the IP address field.
CVE-2011-5328
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-20
The user-access-manager plugin before 1.2 for WordPress has CSRF.
CVE-2014-10381
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-20
The user-domain-whitelist plugin before 1.5 for WordPress has CSRF.