Here’s a Reality Check – examples of cyberattacks on construction companies!
The exposure of cyber-attacks in construction is amplified by the amount of confidential and proprietary information digitally stored and shared across projects and their long information technology (IT) chains.
2019’s BIG data breach attack
Landry’s Inc, a hospitality and gaming company that also owns several construction-related businesses, experienced a data breach in 2019. The breach exposed the personal and payment information of customers who had visited Landry’s restaurants and other businesses.
US-based construction company responsible for breach?
In 2014, Morrisons discovered that an employee had posted the personal data of almost 100,000 employees on a file-sharing website. The employee was sentenced to 8 years in prison and over 9,000 employees whose data had been unlawfully disclosed brought claims against Morrisons, which was held liable for the breach. Although Morrisons was not directly liable for the incident, they faced multiple claims for compensation from the affected employees and appealed the decision to the Supreme Court.
US-based pipeline construction company majorly risks employee data
A US-based pipeline construction company experienced a data breach in 2020. The breach exposed the personal information of over 500 employees, including their names, addresses, Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers.