An immigration law firm confirmed a data breach that may have compromised the personal information of current and former Google employees.
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, a New-York based law firm specializing in work permit and work authorization services that has contacted an undisclosed number of Google employees informing them of the breach.
“We recently became aware of suspicious activity within our computer network. While our investigation is ongoing, we discovered that an unauthorized third party gained access to a single file containing personal information relating to I-9 employment verification services. This file contained personal information for a discrete number of Googlers (and former Googlers), including you,” stated the notice, which was also filed with the Attorney General of California.
Of particular concern is the scope of personal data typically attached to I-9 files, including passports, permanent resident cards, driver’s licenses, voter registration cards, birth certificates, and others, any of which could easily be leveraged for identity-related crimes.
The law firm is offering one year of identity protection services to parties affected by the breach.