Posted On July 26, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
July 26, 2022 – Entrust Corporation sent out letters on July 6, 2022to certain individuals confirming that an unauthorized party was able to gain access to the company’s computer system and remove certain files. However, to date, Entrust has not yet filed official notice of the breach and has not yet disclosed whether any consumer data was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident. Based on statements made in the letter to consumers, it appears as though the company’s investigation into the data security incident is ongoing.
If you received a data breach notification, it is essential you understand what is at risk. The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are actively investigating the Entrust data breach on behalf of people whose information was exposed. As a part of this investigation, we are providing free consultations to anyone affected by the breach who is interested in learning more about the risks of identity theft, what they can do to protect themselves, and what their legal options may be to obtain compensation from Entrust Corporation.
According to a letter dated July 6, 2022, that was sent to an unknown number of people, Entrust CEO Todd Wilkinson explained that, on June 18, 2022, the company discovered that an unauthorized party had gained access to the Entrust network. In response, Entrust contacted law enforcement, secured its systems, and enlisted the help of a third-party cybersecurity firm to investigate the incident. The company’s investigation is still ongoing; however, Mr. Wilkinson noted that the unauthorized party was able to access and remove certain files from the company’s network.
On July 6, 2022, Entrust sent out data breach letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident. This notice was not made public, however, and the breach only came to light when someone found and posted a copy of the letter on Twitter.
Founded in 1969, Entrust Corporation is a software company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More specifically, Entrust develops and sells security software to some of the largest corporations in the world, including Microsoft, Visa, Mastercard, Square, VMWare, Polycom and ServiceNow. According to the company’s website, Entrust encrypts more than 24 million messages every day. Entrust employs more than 2,500 people and generates approximately $668 million in annual revenue.
At Console & Associates, P.C., our consumer privacy lawyers monitor all security and data breaches to help affected consumers pursue their legal remedies. We offer free consultations to victims of data breaches and can explain your rights in clear, understandable terms so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed with your case. If you’ve been affected by the Entrust data breach or any other data security incident, Console & Associates, P.C., will investigate your case at no charge and offer you thorough advice about how to most effectively proceed with your case. If you decide to bring a case, we only get paid if you do. If your claim is successful, any legal fees are either paid by the defendant or come out of the funds recovered from the defendant. If your claim doesn’t result in a recovery, you will pay nothing.
Below is a copy of the initial data breach letter issued by Entrust Corporation:
I am writing to let you know that on June 18, we learned that an unauthorized party accessed certain of our systems used for internal operations. We have been working tirelessly to remediate this situation since that moment.
The first thing I want to tell you is that, although our investigation is ongoing. We have found no indication to date that the issue has affected the operation or security of our products and services.
Upon learning of the issue, we informed law enforcement and began working with a leading third-party cybersecurity firm. Though our investigation continues. We have no evidence of ongoing unauthorized access to our systems and are implementing additional safeguards to help enhance our security.
We have determined that some files were taken from our internal systems. As we continue to investigate the issue, we will contact you directly if we learn information that we believe would affect the security of the products and services we provide to your organization.
We deeply value our relationship with you and take seriously our responsibility to protect our systems and provide uninterrupted services to you. If you have additional questions, please contact your account representative.