Korn/Ferry International (KFY) executive recruiting firm was target for hackers.
The company worked with law enforcement and a digital-risk- management firm to investigate and contain the breach, it said today in a statement. The databases that were impacted might hold credit cards, Social Security numbers or health information, and Korn/Ferry said it has no knowledge of any information that was compromised.
The company didn’t say when the attack happened, or when it was discovered.
“Korn/Ferry is deeply committed to maintaining the security of its data, and will continue to work diligently toward achieving this objective,” the Los Angeles -based firm said in the statement.
The investigation so far shows that the intrusion was a sophisticated kind of attack called an “advanced persistent threat,” typical of state-sponsored hackers, the company said.
Korn/Ferry, which has almost 80 offices in 40 countries, according to its website, rose 0.3 percent to $14.04 at the close in New York. The stock has dropped 18 percent this year.
By Sarah Frier to Bloomberg