Posted On September 7, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
September 7, 2022 – CBC Group, Inc. reported a data breach after the company was targeted in a recent cybersecurity attack. As a result of the breach, the name, Social Security number, Driver’s License or government identification card number, financial account number, and passport number of certain individuals was compromised. CBC Group, Inc. 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 CBC Group, Inc., 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 CBC Group, Inc. sent to individuals affected by the data breach:
We are writing to notify you of a data security incident that may have involved your personal information. At CBC Group, Inc. (“CBC”), we take the privacy and security of your information very seriously. As a result, we want to notify you of the incident, provide you with steps you can take to help protect your personal information, and offer you the opportunity to enroll in 12 months of complimentary credit monitoring and identity protection services.
On June 23, 2022, CBC discovered it was the victim of a cybersecurity attack. We immediately took steps to secure our environment and engaged cybersecurity experts to assist us with an investigation. The investigation determined that an unknown actor gained access to and may have obtained data from the CBC network without authorization. After a thorough investigation, on August 16, 2022, we determined that some of your personal information may have been involved in the incident. While we are unaware of the misuse of any information involved with this incident, in an abundance of caution, we are writing to inform you of the incident and to provide you with access to complimentary credit monitoring and identity protection services.
What Information Was Involved?
The incident may have impacted your name and your Social Security number, Driver’s License or government identification card number, financial account number, and passport number.
What We Are Doing:
As soon as we discovered the incident, we took the steps described above. We also reported the matter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Additionally, CBC took steps to enhance its security to help minimize the likelihood that an event like this could occur again. Furthermore, in an abundance of caution, we are providing you with information about steps that you can take to help protect your personal information and offering you the opportunity to enroll in 12 months of complimentary credit and identity monitoring services through Kroll.
Kroll is a global leader in risk mitigation and response, and their team has extensive experience helping people who have sustained an unintentional exposure of confidential data. The Kroll services include Credit Monitoring, Web Watcher, Public Persona, Quick Cash Scan, and a $1 Million Identity Fraud Loss Reimbursement. With this protection, Kroll will help you resolve issues if your identity is compromised.
What You Can Do:
Please review this letter carefully, along with the guidance included with this letter about additional steps you can take to protect your information. You can also enroll in the Kroll identity protection services, which are offered to you at no cost. Please note you must enroll by date.
How to Activate:
Visit [Redacted] to activate and take advantage of your identity monitoring services.
You have until [Redacted] to activate your identity monitoring services.
Membership Number: [Redacted]
To receive credit monitoring services, you must be over the age of 18 and have established credit in the U.S., have a Social Security number in your name, and have a U.S. residential address associated with your credit file. Please do not discard this letter, as you will need the Membership Number provided above to access services.
For More Information:
For more information about Kroll and your Identity Monitoring services, you can visit [Redacted]. If you prefer to activate these services offline and receive monitoring alerts via the US Postal Service, you may activate via our automated phone system by calling 1-877-300-6816. Please have your membership number located in your letter ready when calling. Please note that to activate monitoring services, you will be required to provide your name, date of birth, and Social Security number through our automated phone system. Please note you must enroll by date.
Please accept our sincere apologies and know that we deeply regret any worry or inconvenience that this may cause you.