Not sure IT has a handle on this
A source told RollOnFriday that the firm's Chief Executive, Adrian Biles, made an online announcement to staff about the personal data breach, revealing that sensitive staff information had been compromised by the cyber-attack including salary, bank accounts, addresses, and date of birth etc.
The insider said at the time of Biles' announcement, the firm could not say which staff's data had been potentially exposed, but that any affected staff would be notified asap.
A spokesman for Ince told RollOnFriday: “Any employees personally affected by the recent cyber-attack have been privately notified and offered guidance on next steps to take.”
Cyber-attackers had targeted Ince on 13 March, and threatened to publish stolen data on the dark web if the firm did not pay a ransom, as RollOnFriday reported last week. On 1 April, the High Court granted the firm an injunction to block the use, publication or disclosure of any data taken from the firm's systems by the hackers.
The personal data breach follows confirmation from Ince last week that there had been an IT disruption following the cyber-attack. RollOnFriday was told by a source that there were significant problems which included staff not being able to access certain emails and documents for three weeks, or record time or raise invoices.
Clearly, this kind of cyber-attack could happen to any number of firms, and there is a bitter irony for Ince advising on cyber-security but still being hacked. Presumably the entire City will now be scrambling around to shore up their IT defences.