200 employees at Bernard Matthews suffer suspected cyber-attack

Officials are looking into a suspected cyber-attack on staff at Bernard Matthews, in which the bank account details of up to 200 workers may have been compromised.

The firm’s bank first flagged up the possibility of an intrusion on January 22nd, Eastern Daily Press reports.

A spokesperson for the turkey producer said:

“After being first alerted by our bank, we reported the incident to the relevant authorities and put in place extra security measures, as well as offering additional security advice to those affected.

“We continue to monitor the situation closely, but we are not aware colleagues have been affected any further.”

The identity of the individual or group behind the hack is unknown.

Much-loved throughout the UK for its turkey meat products, Bernard Matthews provides work to 3,000 people in the East Anglia region. Last year, it was one of two interested parties bidding to take over Banham Poultry, in Attleborough, which was eventually sold to Chesterfield Poultry.


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