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Ransomware Attack Takes Down HR And Payroll Company Software, Potentially For Several Weeks

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Ransomware Attack Takes Down HR And Payroll Company Software, Potentially For Several Weeks

If your company uses Kronos, you might not be able to use it to clock in and out of work – for a few weeks.

HR management company Ultimate Kronos Group has been hit by a ransomware attack that’s hobbling its clients access to processing payroll, handling timesheets, and managing their workforce.

Also, hit by the attack is Kronos Workforce Central, which contains a suite of workforce management solutions for time and attendance, absence management, scheduling, and more. The Kronos Workforce Central tools were created specifically for industries to help manage their entire workforce on a cloud platform.

For now, Kronos recommends its clients look into alternatives for workforce management while it navigates this situation.

High-profile clients using Kronos systems include Tesla, Puma, and the YMCA.

Kronos first became aware of unusual activity on Kronos Private Cloud on Saturday evening. The company wrote in a blog post on Sunday that it was likely the issue may require several weeks to resolve. Kronos so far has not released a restoration time.

Other services impacted by the hack include Healthcare Extensions, UKG TeleStaff, and Banking Scheduling Solutions, according to a post by Bob Hughes, executive vice president at UKG.

At this time, Kronos is not aware of an impact on UKG Pro, UKG Ready, UKG Dimensions, or any other UKG products or solutions, which are housed in separate environments and not in the Kronos Private Cloud.

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