A data breach involving the personal information of an unspecified number of Google employees has been confirmed by the immigration law firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy. According to an article in Law360, the New York based law firm provides screening services using I-9 forms meant to verify whether Google employees are legally authorized to work in the United States. These forms contain sensitive information such as passports, ID cards, driver’s licenses, and other personal data.
Law360 further states that although the number of Google employees affected was not disclosed, it was confirmed in a notice filed with the California attorney general’s office that “an unauthorized third-party gained access to a single file containing personal information relating to I-9 employment verification services.” Fragomen has not divulged at this time whether the data breach was the result of a cyberattack.
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