Stanley Steemer International has reported that it was the victim of an external hack that affected nearly 67,000 customers. The Dublin, Ohio-based carpet cleaning company discovered suspicious activity on March 6 and later determined that the attackers had gained access to its systems starting on Feb. 10. The hackers were able to acquire certain records after being inside the company’s network. The breach notification was submitted by D. Ryan Jankowski, VP of legal affairs and chief administrative officer at Stanley Steemer. A total of 66,978 customers were impacted by the breach, including 16 from the state of Maine. The company notified federal authorities and took steps to secure its systems and review internal cyber policies. The attack was reviewed and completed by Sept. 7. Stanley Steemer, founded in 1947, offers various cleaning services for residential and commercial markets. The company did not provide details on how the hackers breached their network, but stated that the hackers may have obtained customer names, Social Security numbers, drivers license numbers, and financial account information, including credit and debit card information, security codes, and PIN codes.


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