Kronos hit with ransomware, warns of data breach and ‘several week’ outage

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HR management platform Kronos has been hit with a ransomware attack, revealing that information from many of its high-profile customers may have been accessed.

UKG, Kronos’ parent company, said the vital service will be out for “several weeks” and urged customers to “evaluate and implement alternative business continuity protocols related to the affected UKG solutions.”

The attack caused a stir online, with some cybersecurity experts reporting multiple messages from companies that could no longer process payroll as of Monday morning due to the outage.

Other sources said the outage would cause them to miss payroll for this week — a harrowing idea considering how close Christmas is — while many are scrambling to find alternative solutions. Many organizations use Kronos to organize timesheets, meaning schedules for the next few weeks will be thrown into disarray by the outage.

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