Sysco provides food throughout the United States, ensuring that people have fresh meat, seafood, and produce to eat. The company maintains an extensive network of food suppliers, and it uses them to get food where it needs to be throughout the country. This food supplier recently suffered from a major data breach that made the personal data of some of its employees and customers vulnerable.
We have no data about how the Sysco breach was able to occur in the first place. We only know that an attacker broke into the file systems of the company and obtained confidential information in the process. The data gathered could be used in a harmful way that impacts the future credit or finances of many different individuals.
It's believed that the breach first occurred on January 14, 2023, but Sysco didn't know about it until March 5th, 2023. Once the company knew about the breach, it immediately drafted a notice to send out and began sending individual letters to anyone believed to be involved in the breach.
This Sysco data breach impacts employees and vendors of the company. Many people had data stored with the organization for payroll purposes and for other financial purposes, and that data was put at risk by this breach.
There isn't a Sysco file count for this data breach, but we know that hundreds of separate individuals were impacted by this breach, and the issue is serious enough that many people are likely to suffer credit and financial damages. If you get a notice from the company, you should put a freeze on your credit or begin closely monitoring your credit over time. Also, watch over our financial accounts and look for any strange changes that might signal fraud you should report.