Posted On July 28, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
July 28, 2022 – Gannon Associates reported a data breach after the company was targeted in a recent cybersecurity attack. As a result of the breach, the personal information, specifically the driver’s license number and social security number of an unspecified number of individuals was compromised. Gannon 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 Gannon Associates, 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 Gannon Associates sent to individuals affected by the data breach:
We are writing with important information regarding a recent security incident. The privacy and security of the personal information we maintain is of the utmost importance to Gannon Associates (“Gannon”). As such, we wanted to provide you with information about the incident, explain the services we are making available to you, and let you know that we continue to take significant measures to protect your information.
On June 14, 2022, Gannon discovered that an unauthorized party may have accessed our network and potentially acquired a limited number of Gannon documents.
What We Are Doing.
Upon learning of this issue, we immediately commenced a prompt and thorough investigation and took steps to contain the incident. As part of our investigation, we engaged external cybersecurity professionals experienced in handling these types of incidents. Though the investigation is ongoing, Gannon determined on June 20, 2022 that the unauthorized party may have removed certain files and folders from the network that contain some of your personal information Although we have no indication or evidence that any of that information has been misused, we wanted to make you aware of the incident.
What Information Was Involved?
The impacted files contained some of your personal information, specifically your driver’s license number and Social Security Number.
What You Can Do.
To date, we are not aware of any reports of identity or financial fraud as a direct result of this incident.
However, to protect you from potential misuse of your information, we are providing you with access to Triple Bureau Credit Monitoring* services at no charge. These services provide you with alerts for twenty-four (24) months from the date of enrollment when changes occur to your credit file. In addition, we are providing you with proactive fraud assistance to help with any questions that you might have or in the event that you become a victim of fraud.
These services will be provided by Cyberscout through Identity Force, a TransUnion company specializing in fraud assistance and remediation services.
To enroll in Triple Bureau Credit Monitoring services at no charge, please log on to [Redacted] and follow the instructions provided. When prompted please provide the following unique code to receive services: [Redacted]
You have until to [Redacted] enroll in these services.
This letter also provides other precautionary measures you can take to protect your personal information, including placing a fraud alert and/or security freeze on your credit files, and/or obtaining a free credit report.
For More Information.
We deeply regret that this incident occurred. We are committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information in our possession and have taken many precautions to safeguard it. We continually evaluate and modify our practices and internal controls to enhance the security and privacy of your personal information.
If you have any further questions regarding this incident, please call our dedicated and confidential toll-free response line that we have set up to respond to questions at [Redacted]. This response line is staffed with professionals familiar with this incident and knowledgeable on what you can do to protect against misuse of your information.
The response line is available Monday through Friday, from [Redacted] Eastern time, excluding holidays. Representatives are available for [Redacted].