San Antonio Symphony data hacked

Posted on: February 15, 2017

“Computer hackers broke into the computer network for the San Antonio Symphony this week, stealing the names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses and W-2 tax forms for about 250 employees, the organization confirmed Tuesday,” reports Dave Hendricks in Tuesday’s (2/14) San Antonio Express-News (Texas). “ ‘This was a limited data breach,’ said symphony board President David Kinder. ‘We are developing a strategy to deal with the repercussions. We’re doing everything to prevent harm to the employees.’ The data breach, which is thought to have occurred Monday and was discovered that afternoon, didn’t compromise data for donors, season ticket holders or other patrons, said symphony President David Gross.… The data breach has been reported to the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service and other law enforcement, Gross said. Meredith Snow, chairwoman of the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians, said she has learned that two or three other orchestras have suffered data breaches.… Snow cited the 2014 Sony Entertainment data breach.… ‘It can happen to anybody,’ Snow said.… The symphony alerted its insurance company and set up credit monitoring for employees to ensure their identities aren’t misused, Gross said, adding that he plans to put new security measures in place.”

Posted February 15, 2017