Sequoia breach sees hackers access customers’ social security numbers and COVID-19 test results

Sequoia, the payroll giant, said the data breach exposed critical sensitive information about its users, including pay and benefits information, SSNs and other government-issued identifiers, and even COVID-19 data such as vaccination status.

In data breach notification (opens in a new tab) to the California Attorney General’s office, the company, which has proven popular with SMEs and startups, explained that it “recently became aware that an unauthorized person may have accessed a cloud storage system that contained personal information provided in connection with the company’s services to its customers, including your employer or, if you are dependent, the employer of your family member’.

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