The payroll system at Corning, Inc. has been affected by a ransomware attack.
WETM-TV reports Kronos, a national payroll vendor, was hit by the attack recently. According to a Corning official:
“We can confirm that Kronos, one of the third-party time and attendance tracking providers used at Corning, is experiencing an ongoing outage that has impacted many companies globally. Taking care of our people is our top priority, and we are committed to ensuring employees using the Kronos system are fairly and accurately compensated for hours worked. In addition to their regular pay, Corning proactively took the extra step to thank our dedicated workforce who use the system with a one-time $500 cash gift they received in their last paycheck. For the upcoming pay period, we are providing a $1,000 advance of their annual bonus. Going forward, we will address any potential issues as they arise.”
Corning says it has developed an internal support system for employees whose pay has been affected.
Kronos first reported the attack in December. It has affected companies throughout the US.