Brunswick Corporation reported Monday it has been the victim of an email phishing incident that resulted in the potential unauthorized disclosure of 2015 W-2 information of a large number of current and former employees.
The incident occurred Friday, Apr. 29, and the company learned of it later that day. Brunswick is informing affected individuals, as well as notifying the IRS and cooperating with other agencies as appropriate. The company is actively investigating to fully understand the incident, and to prevent incidents of this nature in the future.
Brunswick is offering credit monitoring and reporting, identity theft assistance services and identity theft insurance free to every affected individual.
At this time, the company has no reason to believe that its information systems or any customer data or other employee information have been compromised. Brunswick noted that this was not a technical intrusion of its information systems, but rather a criminal scam that plays on human nature.