Posted On August 30, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
August 30, 2022 – Newcourse Communications, Inc. reported a data breach after the company was targeted in a recent cybersecurity attack. As a result of the breach, the names and Social Security numbers of certain individuals were compromised. The Newcourse Communications data breach is believed to have impacted as many as 47,970 individuals. On August 18, 2022, the company 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 Newcourse Communications, 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 Newcourse Communications, Inc. sent to individuals affected by the data breach:
We are writing with important information about a recent security incident. The privacy and security of the information we maintain is of the utmost importance to Newcourse Communications, Inc., which provides mailing services to financial institutions including Old National Bank. The purpose of this letter is to:
Provide you with information about the incident.
Explain the free services we are making available to you.
Assure you that we continue to take significant measures to protect your information.
We recently discovered that unauthorized access to our network occurred between April 27, 2022, and May 3, 2022. Upon learning of this incident, we immediately launched an investigation in consultation with outside cybersecurity professionals who regularly investigate and analyze these types of situations to analyze the extent of any compromise of the information on our network.
What Information Was Involved?
Based on our ongoing comprehensive investigation and document review, we discovered on August 5, 2022 that your personal information was exposed as a result of this incident. The type of personal information exposed varied but may have included [Redacted].
What We Are Doing
While we are not currently aware of any reports of identity fraud or improper use of your information as a result of this incident, out of an abundance of caution, we want to explain the free services we are making available to help safeguard you against possible identity fraud.
To protect you from potential misuse of your information, we are offering complimentary credit monitoring services through IDX, 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. IDX identity protection services include: 24 months of credit and CyberScan monitoring, a $1,000,000 insurance reimbursement policy, and fully managed ID theft recovery services. With this protection, IDX will help you resolve issues if your identity is compromised. We encourage you to contact IDX with any questions and to enroll in the free identity protection services by calling 1-833-764-2927 or going to [Redacted] and using the Enrollment Code provided above. IDX representatives are available Monday through Friday, from 9 am – 9 pm Eastern Time. Please note the deadline to enroll is November 18, 2022.
What You Can Do
We also want to suggest additional steps you might consider taking as well. We have also included details on other precautionary measures you can take to protect your information, including placing a Fraud Alert and/or Security Freeze on your credit files, and/or obtaining a free credit report. Additionally, you should always remain vigilant in reviewing your financial account statements and credit reports for fraudulent or irregular activity.
Please accept our apologies 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 at [Redacted]. It is staffed with professionals familiar with this incident and knowledgeable about what you can do to protect against misuse of your information. The response line is available Monday through Friday, from 9 am – 9 pm Eastern Time.