Posted On July 26, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
July 26, 2022 – Boeing Employees’ Credit Union reported a data breach after the company was targeted in a recent cybersecurity attack. As a result of the breach, the name, address, account number(s), credit score, and Social Security number of certain individuals was compromised. Boeing Employees’ Credit Union 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 Boeing Employees’ Credit Union, 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 Boeing Employees’ Credit Union sent to individuals affected by the data breach:
At BECU, we value your business and respect the privacy of your information, which is why we are writing to let you know about a vendor network security incident that involves your personal information. We encourage you to read this entire letter because it contains important information concerning the security of your account(s) at BECU. It also includes our offer to provide you with one year of credit monitoring protection at no cost to you unless otherwise required by local law. We take the protection of your information very seriously and are contacting you directly to explain the circumstances of the incident. To learn more, visit [Redacted].
On June 6, 2022, BECU was informed that its printing vendor had experienced a network security incident. At that time, BECU took immediate measures to protect member information by suspending services with the vendor. After the incident occurred, the vendor indicated that some BECU member information in process at the time of the incident was potentially involved.
On July 5, 2022, we were able to determine that your personal information was involved after an independent forensics firm had analyzed the compromised data. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience or concern this incident may cause.
What information was involved?
The information involved may have included your name, address, account number(s), credit score, and Social Security number.
What we are doing.
The security of accounts and the protection of personal information – for you and all our members – are top priorities at BECU.
We are committed to ensuring the security of your personal information. BECU worked with the vendor and a forensics firm before resuming services to improve the security of the vendor’s environment as well as its effectiveness at preventing and detecting future cybersecurity incidents.
We understand you may have concerns, so we have secured Equifax Credit Watch™ Gold to provide you credit monitoring protection at no cost for one (1) year unless otherwise required by local law.
To take advantage of this offer, go to www.equifax.com/activate. Enter your unique Activation Code: [Redacted], then click Submit and follow these steps:
Register: Complete the form with your contact information and click Continue. Note: If you already have a myEquifax account, click Sign in here under the Let’s get started header. Once you have successfully signed in, skip to the Checkout page in Step 4.
Verify Identity: To enroll in your product, we will ask you to complete our identity verification process.
Checkout: Upon successful verification of your identity, you will see the Checkout page. Click Sign Me Up to finish enrolling. The confirmation page shows your completed enrollment. Click View My Product to access the product features.
Enrollment Deadline: [Redacted]
Special note for minors affected by this incident: The same services referred to above may not be available to affected minors.
As an alternative, you can contact our member support line at 877-390-2571 to request an Equifax Minor Monitoring product.
What you can do.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience or concern this incident may cause. We recommend that you regularly review your account activity and periodically obtain your credit report from one or more of the national credit reporting companies.
You may obtain a free copy of your credit report online at www.annualcreditreport.com, by calling toll-free 877-322-8228, or by mailing an Annual Credit Report Request Form [Redacted] to: Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA, 30348-5281. You may also purchase a copy of your credit report by contacting one or more of the three national credit reporting agencies listed below.
Equifax: P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, Georgia 30374-0241, 800-685-1111, [Redacted].
Experian: P.O. Box 9532, Allen, TX 75013, 888-397-3742, [Redacted].
TransUnion: P.O. Box 1000, Chester, PA 19022, 800-888-4213, [Redacted].
When you receive your credit reports, review them carefully. Look for accounts or creditor inquiries that you did not initiate or do not recognize. Look for information, such as home address and Social Security number, that is not accurate. If you see anything you do not understand, call the credit reporting agency at the telephone number on the report.
We recommend you remain vigilant with respect to reviewing your account statements and credit reports, and promptly report any suspicious activity or suspected identity theft to us and to the proper law enforcement authorities, including local law enforcement, your state’s attorney general and/or the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”). You may contact the FTC or your state’s regulatory authority to obtain additional information about avoiding identity theft.
Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Response Center 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20580, 877-IDTHEFT (438-4338), [Redacted].
BECU has partnered with Epiq Corporate Services, Inc., to provide member support for this incident. If you have any questions or would like more information about this incident, you can call 877-390-2571, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pacific Time.
We take the privacy and security of your information very seriously. We sincerely regret any worry or inconvenience this matter may cause you.