Parker-Hannifin Corporation Provides Data Security Incident Notice
CLEVELAND, May 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Parker-Hannifin Corporation (“Parker”) today announces that it is notifying individuals whose information was implicated in a data security incident that occurred on March 14, 2022.
Upon learning of this incident, Parker’s IT team immediately activated its incident response protocols, which included shutting down certain systems. Parker then launched an investigation with the assistance of a forensic investigation firm and other third-party cybersecurity and incident response professionals. Parker has also briefed and is working with law enforcement authorities.
During the investigation, Parker determined that an unauthorized third party had gained access to Parker’s computer systems between the dates of March 11, 2022 and March 14, 2022. The investigation further determined that the unauthorized party accessed and may have acquired certain files on Parker’s computer systems.
As part of the investigation, Parker reviewed these files and determined that they may contain information relating to current and former employees, their dependents and members of Parker’s group health plans (including plans sponsored by an entity acquired by Parker). This information may have included the names of individuals in combination with one or more of the following: social security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, driver’s license numbers, U.S. passport numbers, financial account information (account numbers banking and routing), online account usernames/passwords, registration information, including health insurance plan member identification numbers and coverage dates. For a very small number of these individuals, records also included coverage dates, service dates, provider names, claims information, and medical and clinical treatment information.
On May 12, 2022, Parker began sending letters to people whose information may have been involved in the incident. As a precaution, Parker has arranged for everyone notified to receive a free two-year membership to Experian’s® IdentityWorksSM. This product helps detect possible misuse of an individual’s information and provides identity protection support focused on immediate identification and resolution of identity theft.
Additionally, Parker has posted a notice regarding this incident on its website, www.parker.com, and has also set up a dedicated toll-free call center to answer any questions individuals may have. If you believe your information has been implicated and you have questions about this incident, please call 855-482-1582, Monday through Friday, between 09:00 – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
Protecting information held in company systems is of critical importance to Parker, and the company continues to take steps to help protect its systems and data from rapidly evolving information threats. of the company. Parker regrets any inconvenience or concern this incident may cause.
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