Hackers have taken over the architecture of an Interiors company in New York, and they are now turning that into a game, according to The New York Times.
The hack took place last week, the Times reports, and it involved a company called The Art Center, which is responsible for creating interiors for New York City’s public housing.
In a blog post published on Thursday, The Art Council described the hack as a major disruption in its operations, as it is the only major interior company in the United States that has been hacked.
“The Art Center is one of the largest private employers in the world, with about 2 million employees, with over 2,000 locations nationwide, and we were all affected by the hack,” the company wrote.
“We were not the only one affected, but the disruption was severe enough that we were forced to shut down.”
According to The Art Commission, hackers were able to infiltrate its systems by breaking into the company’s database.
They also stole the names and addresses of people who were hired for the job.
The Art Commission then sent a message to those people, asking them to sign in with the company email address to confirm their identity.
The email was used by hackers to identify the company, and those who signed in were able in turn to send out fake emails to the company.
A company representative said that hackers used a combination of social engineering and “junk mail” to gain access to the data.
“We are aware of the situation and are working with our cybersecurity team to find out what happened,” the spokesperson said.
“It’s important to note that we have not been hacked, and our systems are fully secure,” the statement added.
“It’s unfortunate that people who worked with us at the Art Center have been affected by this breach.”
Hackers also took control of a company that sells furniture and other interiors.
According to The Associated Press, the attackers used “cyber-enabled tools” to steal the identities of employees and customers, and also “fraudulently altered data on customer records.”
The hack is just one of many recent examples of intrusions on private businesses that have exposed personal information and stolen financial information, according the Associated Press.
In August, the company that owns a restaurant in New Orleans that sells the menu for its employees and their guests, which has more than 1,400 employees, was hit by a similar hack.