GEICO employees voice concern over MOVEIt data breach

Insurance giant says it is monitoring the situation

GEICO employees voice concern over MOVEIt data breach


By Mika Pangilinan

Some GEICO employees are claiming that their personal information has been compromised as a result of a data breach involving file transfer software MOVEIt.

In a letter obtained by 7 News reporter Kristen Mirand, GEICO notified employees of a “security issue” involving MOVEIt, and said its cybersecurity team has been communicating with third-party vendors to monitor the situation.

“We immediately implemented measures to address the issue and at this time, we have no indication that any compromises have occurred in GEICO systems,” Zhiwei Fu, chief information security officer, said in the letter.

Despite the company’s assurances, one former employee has claimed that her information has been leaked.

Heather Dudziak, who left GEICO a month ago, said her former co-workers have told her of similar experiences, with many of them stating that they learned of the leak from banks and fraud prevention services.

“My information, my daughter's information, my husband's information and my step-father's information were leaked due to this data breach,” Dudziak told 7 News.

In the letter about the MOVEIt breach, GEICO advised employees to freeze their credit “out of an abundance of caution.”

GEICO also told employees that proper notification will be sent out should it be confirmed that data from the company has been compromised.

“GEICO teams are working around the clock to investigate this further and protect our associates’ personal information,” the letter said further.

Furthermore, a spokesperson confirmed to 7 News that customer data was not impacted by the breach.

Companies across the globe have issued notifications regarding the MOVEIt hack that occurred earlier this year. Insurance provider Genworth is one of these companies, announcing in June that a third-party vendor it works with fell victim to the attack.

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