A technology service provider named ‘Zeroed-In’ Technologies fell victim to a cyber attack, resulting in the exposure of employee information from the Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores chain. The breach is estimated to have granted unauthorized access to sensitive data concerning employees across more than 23,000 locations in both Canada and the United States.
Dollar Tree issued a press release acknowledging the potential impact on over 2 million individuals, with a subset belonging to the Dollar Tree workforce. The compromised information encompasses names, dates of birth, Social Security Numbers, and various Human Resources data.
All affected individuals have been, or will soon be, notified via email about the data breach. They will be offered complimentary identity protection and credit monitoring services for a duration of 12 months. This protective measure extends not only to the general public but also to employees of both Dollar Tree and Family Dollar.
For those unfamiliar with this business, it operates as a discount store chain spanning the United States and Canada. The stores retail a wide array of products, including seasonal décor, food items, beauty products, health supplies, party essentials, houseware, glassware, cleaning products, toys, gifts, stationery, crafts, electronics, automotive items, pet supplies, and books—catering to diverse daily needs and personal styles.
Despite facing occasional controversies related to faulty products due to its extensive inventory, the retail chain continues to dominate the market with its competitive pricing, reinforcing its position as a leading player in the industry.