If your business uses Kronos, you may not be able to use it to clock in and out for a few weeks.
Human resources management company Ultimate Kronos Group has been hit by a ransomware attack that hampers its clients’ access to payroll processing, timesheet management, and staff management.
Kronos Workforce Central is also affected by the attack, which contains a suite of workforce management solutions for time and attendance, absence management, scheduling and more. Kronos Workforce Central tools were created specifically for industries to help them manage their entire workforce on a cloud platform.
For now, Kronos recommends that its customers research alternatives for workforce management as it navigates this situation.
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High profile customers using Kronos systems include Tesla, Puma, and the YMCA.
Kronos first became aware of unusual activity on Kronos Private Cloud on Saturday evening. The company wrote in a blog post on Sunday that it was likely the issue could take several weeks to resolve. Kronos has yet to release a restore time.
Other services affected by the hack include Healthcare Extensions, UKG TeleStaff and Banking Scheduling Solutions, according to an article by Bob Hughes, UKG executive vice president.
At this time, Kronos is not aware of any impact on UKG Pro, UKG Ready, UKG Dimensions or any other UKG product or solution, which are hosted in separate environments and not in the Kronos Private Cloud.
The company plans to release another update in the next 24 hours.
Michelle Shen is Money & Tech digital reporter for USA TODAY. You can reach her @ michelle_shen10 on Twitter.