USA Today owner Gannett warns workers of possible breach

Published: May. 2, 2017 at 2:30 PM CDT
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Gannett, the publisher of USA Today and other newspapers, has warned about 18,000 current and former employees that hackers may have had access to their personal information after breaking into the emails of members of its human resources department.

The company said there is no indication sensitive information was taken, but it can't be sure.

Gannett said it learned in March that several people in its human resource department were victims of a phishing attack, in which hackers try to steal personal information through emails. It said hackers accessed email accounts and were able to send other phishing emails from there. There was also an unsuccessful attempt to wire transfer corporate money.

Gannett Co., based in McLean, Virginia, said it has notified authorities.