No Tulsa Whirlpool employees data impacted by ransomware attack

  • The Whirlpool Corporation said no Tulsa employee data was targeted in a ransomware attack on the company’s servers.
  • A spokesman for Whirlpool confirmed with FOX23 Monday that it had been the victim of a ransomware attack last month.
  • The attacker claimed when presenting their ransom to the company that it had documents related to employee benefits, accommodation requests, medical information requests, background checks, and more.
  • The company employs 1,600 people at its north Tulsa plant and has a heavy presence of locations across the country.
  • The company said it appears no consumer data was stolen at this time.
  • Whirlpool’s computers are operating normally and safely again.
  • “Last month, Whirlpool Corporation discovered ransomware in our environment,” the company said in a statement. “The malware was detected and contained quickly. we are unaware of any consumer information that was exposed. there is no operational impact at this time.”