Data security breach reported at Grand Forks Ralph Engelstad Arena

Associated Press

Hundreds of employees at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks are affected by a breach of data security.

The general manager of the arena, Jody Hodgson, sent a message to employees Tuesday that said the breach resulted in the access to some employee payroll files. About 320 employees are affected and will be getting a notification letter in the mail on steps to protect their personal data.

Hodgson says investigators, including the FBI agents, believe the suspect is an international entity specializing in cyberattacks and ransomware attacks.

No customers or clients were impacted, and no credit card of payment information was breached, officials said.

Arena executives say they have since taken additional steps to protect the venue's data.