Ransomware attack on Econsult, major Philadelphia consulting firm, reportedly exposes employees’ personal info

From billypenn.com

Econsult Solutions, an economic analysis and consulting company whose clients include the City of Philadelphia, Pew Charitable Trusts, and other major institutions in the region, has reportedly suffered a data breach that exposed employees’ financial information to hackers. 

According to internal messages shared with Billy Penn, the company’s data is being held for ransom. 

Current Econsult employees appear to have received an email from management about an “IT incident” that exposed the company’s data, including some workers’ 2022 W-2, with their social security number included, per the email.

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