Quantcast

233K affected by Paytime data breach - abc27 WHTM

233K affected by Paytime data breach

Posted: Updated:
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Paytime, Inc. says 233,000 people across the country could be affected by a data breach in which personal information may have been compromised.

The Upper Allen Township payroll company said a majority of those impacted are Pennsylvanians. However, there are others in nearly all 50 states.

Hackers gained access to Paytime's client service center on April 7. The company discovered the breach April 30 and disabled the client service center.

INA, a security consulting company in Harrisburg, says it is unusual for security breaches to be discovered immediately.

"It is not unusual for companies to have some time lapse between the time that the breach occurred until it is discovered," INA president John Sancenito said. "Often times, it can be a period of weeks, months or even years before a company realizes the full extent of a compromise in their data systems, if it is discovered at all."

Some of the people affected say they have not received pay stubs from Paytime for several years, and they are concerned the company still had their information in their database.

"There is no law, ordinance or regulations that say companies must delete the information after a certain amount of time," Sancenito said. "It is often up to the employers to notify the payroll company at what intervals they want older or terminated employees purged from the system."

Metro Bank had a large influx of customers concerned about their bank accounts.

"We actually have a report that states 4,500 consumer customers and and about 150 business customers were actually impacted by the Paytime breach," said Victoria Chieppa, senior operating officer of Metro Bank. "We are advising them to close their accounts and open new ones. We want to make sure the customers are taking this seriously, that they are not forgetting about it, assuming that if they have not heard anything that they are OK, because fraud doesn't always occur immediately."

Paytime is offering free credit monitoring and identity restoration to those who may be at risk.


  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • State police arrest man for aggravated assault

    State police arrest man for aggravated assault

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:10:05 GMT
    State police say a Dauphin County man is behind bars for aggravated assault.Troopers were called to a home on the 100-block of South Second Street around 3:35 Friday afternoon.According to state police, they received a complaint that 48 year old Robert Dale Beaver, Jr. allegedly took prescription drugs, and was carrying a knife and big stick.Troopers say Beaver was looking to pick a fight.Investigators say Beaver refused to listen to commands and reached for the knife in an attempt to attack ...More >>
    State police say a Dauphin County man is behind bars for aggravated assault.Troopers were called to a home on the 100-block of South Second Street around 3:35 Friday afternoon.According to state police, they received a complaint that 48 year old Robert Dale Beaver, Jr. allegedly took prescription drugs, and was carrying a knife and big stick.Troopers say Beaver was looking to pick a fight.Investigators say Beaver refused to listen to commands and reached for the knife in an attempt to attack ...More >>
  • At an intersection with no crossing guard, retired Marine steps up to help

    At an intersection with no crossing guard, retired Marine steps up to help

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-08-30 14:28:46 GMT
    A retired Marine has gained national attention after he put on his dress blues to help students cross a busy street near a city elementary school It was last year Cpl. Lewis Alston, 63, Lititz, noticed South Duke Street and North Street did not have a crossing guard. The intersection is near Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School. So Alston, a chaplain for the Lancaster County Marine Corps League, took action. “What I did was the first day of school, on Monday; I was at a funeral service be...More >>
    A retired Marine has gained national attention after he put on his dress blues to help students cross a busy street near a city elementary school It was last year Cpl. Lewis Alston, 63, Lititz, noticed South Duke Street and North Street did not have a crossing guard. The intersection is near Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School. So Alston, a chaplain for the Lancaster County Marine Corps League, took action. “What I did was the first day of school, on Monday; I was at a funeral service be...More >>
  • Police investigate string of car and home break-ins

    Police investigate string of car and home break-ins

    Saturday, August 30 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-08-30 17:15:22 GMT
    Police in Lower Paxton Township are investigating another string of car and home break-ins.According to police, two homes on Wesley Driver were reported broken into.One home had cash from a wallet stolen, and a purse was reportedly rifled through.Police say entry was gained through an unlocked door.The second home did not have anything reported missing, but investigators say entry was gained by using a key which was left in a car parked in the driveway.In addition to these incidents, police s...More >>
    Police in Lower Paxton Township are investigating another string of car and home break-ins.According to police, two homes on Wesley Driver were reported broken into.One home had cash from a wallet stolen, and a purse was reportedly rifled through.Police say entry was gained through an unlocked door.The second home did not have anything reported missing, but investigators say entry was gained by using a key which was left in a car parked in the driveway.In addition to these incidents, police s...More >>
Powered by WorldNow