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Advanced Auto Confirms Breach - Exposing SSNs, Driver's Licenses, and other Data from Employees and Job Applicants



Millions of Employee Records Exposed for Employees and Job Applicants of Advanced Auto


On May 23rd, 2024, Advanced Auto Parts, Inc identified unauthorized activity within a third party cloud database environment. An investigation was immediately launched, but on June 4th, the actor offered what it alleged to be company data for sale.


Although there has been no interruption in the flow of Advanced Auto's business, the company believes that information such as (but not limited to) social security numbers, and other government identification numbers of current and former job applicants and employees of the company.


Auto Zone will most likely offer free credit monitoring and identity restoration services as well.


The estimated expense predicted in the SEC filing is near 3 million dollars.


More details of the SEC Form 8-K filing here.


In the last few years, third parties have become more of a target. This is another wake up call for organizations to ensure that they are performing due diligence in third party relationships.


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