Posted On June 23, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
June 23, 2022 – Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc. reported a data breach after the company was targeted in a recent cybersecurity attack. The company has not yet publicly released the data types that were compromised in the breach. The number of individuals affected by the Pape-Dawson Engineers breach is still unknown. On June 21, 2022, Pape-Dawson Engineers 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 Pape-Dawson Engineers, 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 Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc. sent to individuals affected by the data breach:
As you are aware, Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc. (“Pape-Dawson”) experienced a cybersecurity event earlier this year. The event may have affected the privacy of some of your personal information. This letter contains information about the event, our response, and steps you can take to help protect against the possible misuse of your information, should you feel it is appropriate to do so.
On or about February 21, 2022, Pape-Dawson became aware of suspicious activity on its servers. We immediately took steps to secure our network, and with the assistance of forensic cybersecurity specialists, deployed countermeasures to contain the event. We began an investigation to determine the nature and scope of the activity. The investigation determined an unauthorized actor potentially gained access to certain systems and certain information within those systems between February 21 and February 25, 2022.
Upon completion of the investigation, we commenced a thorough review of the potentially impacted data to identify individuals with information potentially at risk. We recently completed this review on April 28, 2022, and although we have no indication of any misuse of personal information as a result of this incident, out of an abundance of caution, we are providing notice to individuals who may have been impacted.
What Information Was Involved?
Our investigation determined that the information related to you that may have been impacted includes your name and [Redacted]. We have no evidence that any of your information was used for identity theft or fraud.
What We Are Doing.
The confidentiality, privacy, and security of information in our care are among our highest priorities. Accordingly, we have engaged our cyber security firm to monitor for suspicious activity and provide recommendations to continue strengthening our security protocols. As a part of our ongoing commitment to the privacy and security, we are reviewing and enhancing existing data procedures and security policies and procedures and instituting additional security measures to better protect against future similar events. We also notified federal law enforcement and relevant regulatory authorities.
We are notifying you out of an abundance of caution and providing information and resources to assist you in helping protect your personal information, should you feel it appropriate to do so. As an added precaution, we are offering you access to credit monitoring and identity theft protection services for twelve (12) months through Experian at no cost to you. If you wish to activate these complimentary services, you may follow the instructions included in the attached Steps You Can Take to Help Protect Personal Information. We encourage you to enroll in these services as we are unable to act on your behalf to do so.
What You Can Do.
We encourage you to remain vigilant against incidents of identity theft and fraud by reviewing account statements and monitoring your credit reports for suspicious activity and to detect errors. You should report any such activity to law enforcement. You can also enroll to receive the complimentary credit monitoring services that we are offering to you. Please also review the information contained in the enclosed Steps You Can Take to Help Protect Personal Information.
For More Information.
We understand that you may have questions that are not addressed in this notice. If you have additional questions or concerns, please call our dedicated call center at (866) 904-6214, which is available from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday, and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m.to 7:00 p.m. Central Time (excluding major U.S. holidays). You may also write to Pape-Dawson at 2000 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78213.
We sincerely regret any inconvenience or concern this incident may cause.