It’s not just credit-card numbers and email addresses that hackers are after. Daniel Schwartz of Shipman & Goodwin says that employees’ personal data is the next target, in this recent post on the Connecticut Employment Law Blog.

Schwartz cites an article this week in the New York Times which reports that Chinese hackers in March broke into U.S. government computer records containing the personal information of all federal employees. It says that private companies are seeing an increase in cyberattacks on employee personnel information, especially those in the defense industry.

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