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Cookware Distribution Giant Meyer Discloses Data Breach

Cookware and bakeware distribution giant Meyer Corporation has started informing employees of a cyberattack that resulted in the theft of some of their personal data.

A subsidiary of Meyer Manufacturing Co. Ltd, the California-based company is the largest distributor of cookware in the United States, and the second largest in the world.

Last week, Meyer started notifying employees that some of their data might have been compromised in a cyber incident that was discovered on October 25, 2021.

Data that was potentially stolen in the attack includes names, addresses, birth dates, ethnicity, gender, driver’s license and passport numbers, health insurance details, medical information, random drug screening results, Social Security numbers, and immigration details, among other data that the impacted individuals might have provided to their employer.

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In a data breach notification submitted to the Maine Attorney General’s office, Meyer revealed that the cyberattack resulted in the data of 2,747 individuals being stolen.

Meyer did not provide further details on the cyberattack, but the cybercrime ring behind the Conti ransomware announced in November on its leaks website that it was in the possession of data stolen from the company, and also published a 245MB RAR archive as proof of that.

The Conti gang took credit for the attack on November 7, but hasn’t made public any further data associated with the incident, although it claims to be in the possession of several gigabytes of stolen files.

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