A ransomware attack on a Pfizer vendor triggered overpayments to hourly staffers — and now the pharma giant wants most of that money back
A ransomware attack on a vendor that helps track work time for a multitude of Pfizer’s hourly staffers is causing the pharma giant a major headache.
The Ultimate Kronos Group was hit with the cyberattack late last year, triggering a mixup in just how many hours its hourly staffers had been working. Some were overpaid, and others were underpaid. Now Pfizer is paying everyone who got shortchanged and wants any overpayments refunded — or at least most of it, minus a company contribution for the mixup.
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