Posted On June 27, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
June 27, 2022 – Aon PLC reported a data breach after the company was targeted in a recent cybersecurity attack. As a result of the breach, the name and one or more of the following: Social Security number, driver’s license number, and, in a small number of cases, benefit enrollment information of certain individuals was compromised. The Aon PLC data breach is now believed to have impacted as many as 145,889 individuals which is more than originally stated when it was first reported on May 26, 2022. On May 27, 2022, Aon PLC sent out data breach letters to those individuals whose information was affected by the breach.
The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are going to begin interviewing victims of the breach to determine what damages they sustained and what legal claims may be available to them. If you recently received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH from Aon PLC, contact us at (866) 778-5500 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential contact form for a free case evaluation.
Below is a portion of the letter that Aon PLC sent to individuals affected by the data breach:
Aon PLC (“Aon”) was recently the target of a cyber event that the firm identified impacted a limited number of Aon systems. We have no evidence that any of your personal information has or will be misused, but we wanted to make you aware of the incident, the measures we have taken in response, and to provide details on proactive steps you may consider taking to help protect your information.
On February 25, 2022, Aon identified a cyber incident that, upon investigation, impacted a limited number of systems. Once the incident was discovered, Aon immediately retained leading cybersecurity firms to assist in responding and help conduct a thorough investigation of the incident.
The investigation revealed that an unauthorized third party accessed certain Aon systems at various times between December 29, 2020 – February 26, 2022. Findings from the investigation indicate the unauthorized third party temporarily obtained certain documents containing personal information from Aon systems during this period. Aon has taken steps to confirm that the unauthorized third party no longer has access to the data and Aon has no indication the unauthorized third party further copied, retained, or shared any of the data. We have no reason to suspect your information has or will be misused.
What Information Was Involved?
Aon reviewed the data that was obtained and determined it contained some of your personal information, including your name and one or more of the following: Social Security number, driver’s license number, and, in a small number of cases, benefit enrollment information.
What We Are Doing.
Aon immediately reported the incident to, and is working closely with, law enforcement authorities, including the FBI. Additionally, to prevent a similar occurrence in the future, we implemented numerous measures designed to enhance the security of our network, systems, and data. Aon will continue to evaluate additional steps that may be taken to further enhance the firm’s security environment.
What You Can Do.
Please review the “Information About Identity Theft Protection” reference guide, enclosed here, which describes additional steps you may take to help protect yourself, including recommendations from the Federal Trade Commission regarding identity theft protection and details regarding placing a fraud alert or security freeze on your credit file.
To help protect your identity, we are offering complimentary access to Experian IdentityWorksSM for 24 months. This product provides you with superior identity detection and resolution of identity theft. To start monitoring your personal information, please follow the steps below:
Ensure that you enroll by August 31, 2022 (Your code will not work after this date.)
Visit the Experian IdentityWorks website to enroll: [Redacted]
Provide your activation code: [Redacted]
If you have questions about the product, need assistance with Identity Restoration that arose as a result of this incident or would like an alternative to enrolling in Experian IdentityWorks online, please contact Experian’s customer care team at (833) 575-2853 by August 31, 2022. Be prepared to provide engagement number B053207 as proof of eligibility for the Identity Restoration services by Experian.
For More Information
The security of your personal information is important to us and we sincerely regret that this incident occurred. For more information, or if you have any questions or need additional information, please call (833) 575-2853, Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern Time, and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time.