Macmillan is a worldwide publishing company with operations in more than 70 separate countries. The company maintains eight separate divisions and publishes books written for adults as well as children and is best known for its educational books. The company generated more than $1 billion in sales in 2021 and employs over 9,400 people.
The Macmillan breach occurred when an individual broke into the server network. This person gained access to sensitive documents within the company. It's possible that the information gained will be exploited and that anyone with information involved in this breach could be harmed by the loss of information.
Employees at Macmillan became aware of the breach on June 25, 2022. The actual data breach began on June 16 and lasted through June 25, 2022. During the several days the server was breached, countless files could have been stolen, copied, and distributed.
The Macmillan breach affects consumers of Macmillan products. Consumers that placed orders through the company could have had their information exposed. If you received a letter from Macmillan, take advantage of the complimentary credit monitoring services the company is offering, and consider putting a freeze on your credit.
We don't have figures for how many Macmillan files were impacted by this data breach. The data servers were housing hundreds of thousands of files, and many of them could have been impacted in one way or another during the breach.