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IT contractors sweat over missing payments after umbrella firms giant group, Unified Payments hacked

Published by The Stack
September 27, 2021 @ 3:55 PM

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IT contractors sweat over missing payments after umbrella firms giant group, Unified Payments hacked

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Updated 10:51, September 27, with Unified Payroll details.

IT contractors, HGV drivers and other workers have been left sweating after PAYE umbrella companies giant group and Unified Payroll suffered cybersecurity incidents that pulled finance systems offline — resulting in missed payments to what is believed to be tens of thousands of workers around the country in recent weeks.

At giant group, contractors chasing missing payments couldn’t even put in a call to chase payment dates: “Our phone system is integrated in our network and IT infrastructure. We had to close the whole network and therefore our phone system was inaccessible”, the company admitted in an online Q&A on its homepage.

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