Mercans Response to Progress Software’s MOVEit Transfer Program Critical Vulnerability
How Mercans Protects Your Payroll Data from Hackers
A recent cyberattack has affected the payroll data of employees of British Airways, Boots & BBC. The attack targeted MOVEit Transfer, a file transfer software program used by payroll providers. Hackers were able to gain access to the software and steal personal data, including names, addresses, national insurance numbers, and bank details.
The Impact of the Breach:
The impact of this breach is significant. Employees who have had their data stolen may be at risk of identity theft, fraud, and other financial crimes. They may also experience emotional distress and anxiety.
How Mercans Protects Your Payroll Data:
Mercans, a global payroll outsourcing company, is not affected by this breach. We do not use any third-party software and have not experienced a data breach since 2023. We do not utilize the services of Progress Software’s MOVEit Transfer program in our entire codebase.
We take data security very seriously and make use of military-grade security to protect our data. Our systems meet international compliance requirements including GDPR, ISO 9001, SOC 1, SOC 2, OWASP ASVS 3.0.
Here are some of the ways we protect your payroll data:
- We do not use any third-party software. This means that your data is never stored or transferred to third-party servers.
- We use a secure file transfer system that is not susceptible to the same vulnerabilities as MOVEit Transfer.
- We have a robust firewall and intrusion detection system that helps to prevent unauthorized access to our systems.
- We encrypt all of your payroll data at rest and in transit.
- We have a team of security experts who are constantly monitoring our systems for threats.
Mercans is committed to protecting your payroll data from hackers. We take data security very seriously and make use of military-grade security to protect your data.