With the U.S. Postal Service having been the target of a massive cyber attack in November and now facing a massive ransomware attack, it looks like it’s the company’s employees are being targeted as well.
According to The New York Times, a large group of postal employees at three major U.N. agencies are now being notified via email that they are no longer able to work and are no more eligible for benefits.
The employees were notified by a new email address that appears to be associated with the USPS.
The US Post Office said the new address is being used by a group of employees who have not been authorized to work at the USPS for the past month.
It’s unclear if the employees who received the email were allowed to leave the organization or if they will be able to return to work.USPS spokesman Jason Karp said the USPS is aware of the breach and is working to assist affected employees, who are in their early stages of recovery.
Karp said employees will receive information regarding their eligibility for benefits, as well as other critical services, when they return to their offices.
The USPS says it has been notified of another cyber attack targeting the USPS’s operations, which has resulted in a denial of service, according to the New York Post.
According the US Post Service, the hackers responsible for the attack stole sensitive corporate information and stole personal information from hundreds of employees.
In addition, the company says it is currently working to identify the individuals behind the attack.