Pfizer suffers data breach

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Pfizer suffers data breach

John-Paul Kamath

Personal details of over 34,000 Pfizer workers are at risk of identity theft after a security breach publicly exposed their data.

According to company officals, the breach occurred last year when a Pfizer employee took copies of confidential information from a Pfizer computer system without authorisation. According to reports, Pfizer did not become aware of the breach until 10 July this year.

This is the third time that Pfizer has made public a security breach that exposed current and former employees' personal information.

The company has now taken the step of informing affected workers and is offering them credit monitoring, identity theft insurance and other protections.

No identity theft or other misuse of the information has been reported to Pfizer in connection with the incident.


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