It has been revealed that Coca-Cola suffered a data breach in September 2017, but was asked not to disclose it by law enforcement while the incident was being investigated.
The breach occurred when a former employee took a hard drive containing the personal data of about 8,000 Coca-Cola employees.
A Coca-Cola spokesperson said: “We are issuing data breach notices to about 8,000 individuals whose personal information was included in computer files that a former employee took with him when he left the company.
“We do not have any information to suggest that the information was used to commit identify theft.”
The notices warn victims that their data may have been compromised but that it doesn’t appear to have been used maliciously.
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