FB pixel

Cloud software for Kronos biometric time and attendance systems knocked out by attack

Cloud software for Kronos biometric time and attendance systems knocked out by attack

Biometric time and attendance technology provider Kronos has suffered a ransomware attack affecting cloud software including payroll systems, and may take “several weeks” to restore the services, according to ZDNet.

The outage has caused major headaches at firms that rely on Kronos-generated records to process payroll, raising the prospect of missed paychecks in late-December.

Customers of Kronos include the City of Cleveland, Tesla, several U.S. universities, New York’s MTA and Sainsbury’s in the UK.

Worse, the City of Cleveland has informed employees that their data, including names, addresses, partial social security numbers and employee IDs, may have been compromised. Biometric data is not mentioned in the warning.

The MTA told the New York Post that the devices themselves remain functional, allowing employees to continue clocking in and out of work. Not all were doing so in the first place, however, despite the biometric system being implemented to curb rampant fraud in overtime claims.

A message posted to the Kronos community board admitted unusual activity on the Kronos Private Cloud impacting the solutions of its parent, UKG, but the statement was replaced with an error message as of midday on Tuesday.

Article Topics

 |   |   |   |   | 

Latest Biometrics News


Biometrics cutting the line of in-person payments innovations: Mastercard

Mastercard sees biometrics for in-store payments as a part of a broader shift towards seamless interactions of all kinds, as…


New South Wales’ government is investing millions in digital identity

New South Wales’ decentralized digital identity program is getting a cash infusion from the Premier Chris Minns’ government, which has…


Innovatrics cuts fingerprint error rate by 20%, upgrades SmartFace platform

Innovatrics has reported its best-yet scores in NIST’s fingerprint biometrics testing, and added a new feature to its facial recognition…


Canadian cruise terminal gets Pangiam face biometrics for ID verification

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have joined forces to implement face biometrics for…


Atlantic Council stresses importance of DPI, data for stronger digital economies

The Atlantic Council has highlighted the importance of digital identity and digital public infrastructure (DPI) in birthing and growing strong,…


Sri Lanka extends bid deadline for national digital ID project

The Government of Sri Lanka has extended the deadline for the submission of bids for the procurement of a Master…


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Most Read This Week

Featured Company

Biometrics Insight, Opinion

Digital ID In-Depth

Biometrics White Papers

Biometrics Events