Hospitality Staffing Solutions (HSS) recently fell victim to a major data breach, exposing the personal information of over 100,000 individuals, including sensitive financial account details.
Furthermore, the attack, which occurred in early June, prompted HSS to issue breach notification letters to those potentially affected. As an Atlanta-based company providing hospitality staffing services to over 1,000 properties across the US, HSS’s breach raised concerns about the security of users’ personal data. The breach investigation revealed that malicious actors gained unauthorized access to files containing personal information, including Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, and financial account numbers.
HSS, owned by Kellermeyer Bergensons Services (KBS), a California-based facilities management company, acknowledged the breach’s potential impact on victims’ security. Stolen personal information can be exploited by cybercriminals for various fraudulent activities, from identity theft and phishing attacks to unauthorized financial transactions.
Despite the company’s offer of identity protection services for one year to affected individuals, experts emphasize that even seemingly minor leaked information can have severe consequences when aggregated by threat actors. This breach underscores the ongoing challenges posed by cyberattacks, with stolen data often finding its way onto hacking forums and the dark web, making complete removal difficult or even impossible.