Posted On May 27, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
May 27, 2022 – Kanza Cooperative Association reported a data breach after the company was targeted in a recent cybersecurity attack. As a result of the breach, the sensitive and private information of certain individuals was compromised. On May 18, 2022, Kanza Cooperative Association 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 Kanza Cooperative Association, 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 Kanza Cooperative Association sent to individuals affected by the data breach:
Re: Notice of Data Security Incident
Dear <<First Name>> <Last Name>>,
I am writing to inform you of a data security incident that involved your personal information. Please read this letter carefully as it contains information regarding the incident and information about steps that you can take to help protect your information. At Kanza Cooperative Association (“Kanza”), we take the privacy and security of our member information very seriously. This is why I am notifying you about the incident, offering you credit monitoring and identity monitoring services, and informing you about steps you can take to help protect your personal information.
What Happened? On September 15, 2021, Kanza learned about suspicious activity in our computer network. Upon discovery, we took immediate steps to secure our systems. In addition, we retained outside cybersecurity experts to conduct an investigation to determine the source and scope of the incident. The forensic investigation revealed that an unauthorized third party gained access to our network on September 9, 2021. Based on the findings from the investigation, we reviewed the affected systems to determine whether personal information was impacted as a result of the incident. We also took steps to confirm which individuals may have been impacted. We determined that your personal information may have been impacted by this incident.
What Information Was Involved? The information involved was your name, <<variable data 1>>.
What Are We Doing? As soon as we discovered the incident, we took the steps described above. We also notified the Federal Bureau of Investigation and will cooperate with any resulting investigation. In addition, we are providing you information about steps you can take to help protect your personal information. We are offering you free identity monitoring and recovery services for <<12/24 months>> through IDX, a data breach and recovery services expert, as described below.
What You Can Do: You can follow the recommendations included with this letter regarding steps you can take to protect your personal information. In addition, we encourage you to enroll in the complimentary credit monitoring and identity monitoring services we are offering through IDX to protect your personal information. To enroll, please visit https://app.idx.us/account-creation/protect or call 1-833-774-2185 and give them the enrollment code provided above. Your <<12/24 months>> of services will include the following:
Single Bureau Credit Monitoring – will alert you in the event there is any change in your credit file.
Insurance – a $1,000,000 reimbursement insurance policy.
CyberScan Monitoring – will alert you to trading or selling of your personal information on underground websites and chat rooms.
Identity Theft Recovery Service – will provide professional help in the event you experience any kind of identity theft, either financial or non-financial. A professional Recovery Advocate will help you with fraud alerts, reviewing credit reports and resolving any incident of identity theft.
To receive the services offered, you must be an individual 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. Additional information describing your services is included with this letter. Please note you must enroll by August 18, 2022.
For More Information: If you have any questions about this letter or would like assistance enrolling in the services offered, please call 1-833-774-2185. IDX representatives are available Monday through Friday from 8 am – 8 pm Central Time. You will need to reference the enrollment code at the top of this letter when calling or enrolling online, so please do not discard this letter.
The security of your information is a top priority at Kanza, and we are committed to safeguarding your data. Please accept our sincere apologies and know that we deeply regret any worry or inconvenience that this may cause you.
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