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Ultimate Kronos Group cyber incident

Ultimate Kronos Group Mitigates Cybersecurity Incident 

HR management company Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG) confirmed a ransomware attack impacted several services companies use to manage their employees and payrolls. According to a statement on the UKG website, the cyber incident disrupted the Kronos Private Cloud, which includes UKG Workforce Central, UKG TeleStaff, Healthcare Extensions and Banking Scheduling Solutions.

The company became aware of the suspicious activity on December 11 and immediately took action to investigate and mitigate the issue. While the company works to remedy the issue, the Kronos Private Cloud (KPC) solutions will be unavailable. The company advised customers to implement alternative business continuity protocols and is offering support through the UKG Customer Support Team, an update page, the UKG Kronos Community and the KPC incident resource hub.

“We are working with leading cyber security experts to assess and resolve the situation, and have notified the authorities. The investigation remains ongoing, as we work to determine the nature and scope of the incident,” says executive vice president Bob Hughes. “We deeply regret the impact this is having on you, and we are continuing to take all appropriate actions to remediate the situation.”

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About Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. A native of Ohio, Lindsey earned a B.S. in journalism and minors in business and sociology from Ohio University. She loves spending time with her husband, two kids, two cats and one dog, as well as doing DIY projects around the house, going to concerts, boating and cheering on the Cleveland Indians.

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