CLEVELAND, May 13, 2022
/PRNewswire/ -- Parker-Hannifin Corporation ("Parker") is
announcing today that it is notifying individuals whose information
was involved in a data security incident that occurred on
March 14, 2022.
Upon learning of this incident, Parker's IT team immediately
activated its incident response protocols, which included shutting
down certain systems. Parker then launched an investigation with
the assistance of a forensic investigation firm and other
third-party cyber security and incident response professionals.
Parker also notified and is working with law enforcement
Through the investigation, Parker determined that an
unauthorized third party gained access to Parker's IT systems
between the dates of March 11, 2022
and March 14, 2022. The investigation
further determined that the unauthorized party accessed and may
have acquired certain files on Parker's IT systems.
As part of the investigation, Parker reviewed these files and
determined that they may have included information related to
current and former employees, their dependents, and members of
Parker's Group Health Plans (including health plans sponsored by an
entity acquired by Parker). This information may have included
individuals' names in combination with one or more of the
following: Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses,
driver's license numbers, U.S. passport numbers, financial account
information (bank account and routing numbers), online account
usernames / passwords, enrollment information, including health
insurance plan member ID numbers, and dates of coverage. For a very
small number of these individuals, the files also included dates of
coverage, dates of service, provider names, claims information, and
medical and clinical treatment information.
On May 12, 2022, Parker began
mailing letters to individuals whose information may have been
involved in the incident. In an abundance of caution, Parker has
arranged for all notified individuals to receive a complimentary
two-year membership in Experian's® IdentityWorksSM. This
product helps detect possible misuse of an individual's information
and provides identity protection support focused on immediate
identification and resolution of identity theft.
In addition, Parker posted notice of this incident on its
website, www.parker.com, and also established a dedicated,
toll-free call center to answer questions that individuals may
have. If you believe your information was involved and have any
questions about this incident, please call 855-482-1582, Monday
through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. –
6:30 p.m., Eastern Time.
Safeguarding the information held within the company's systems
is critically important to Parker, and the company is continuing to
take steps to help safeguard its systems and data against the
rapidly evolving threats to company information. Parker regrets any
inconvenience or concern this incident may cause.
SOURCE Parker-Hannifin Corporation