Posted On August 19, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
August 19, 2022 – Peter Brasseler Holdings, LLC reported a data breach after the company was targeted in a recent cybersecurity attack. As a result of the breach, the government issued identification numbers, such as social security numbers, driver’s license numbers and passport numbers; financial account information, such as debit card and credit card numbers; medical and insurance information, and date of birth of certain individuals was compromised. On August 17, 2022, Brasseler USA 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 Peter Brasseler Holdings, LLC, 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 Brasseler USA sent to individuals affected by the data breach:
On behalf of Peter Brasseler Holdings, LLC and/or its subsidiaries, Brasseler U.S.A. Dental, LLC and Brasseler U.S.A. Medical, LLC (together, “Brasseler”), we write to inform you of a data security incident potentially involving some of your personal information. We take the protection of your information very seriously, and we are contacting you directly to explain the circumstances of the incident and the steps we are taking in response.
On June 24, 2022, we were targeted in a ransomware cyber-attack. We began an investigation to understand the scope of the incident with an outside forensic firm, secured our information technology systems, and contacted law enforcement. As part of our investigation, in July 2022, we discovered that certain files containing information related to you may have been obtained without authorization. While we know the files were compromised, as of this time, we do not have any evidence that the information in those files has been made public or that any identity theft or fraud has been committed to date.
What Information Was Involved?
The investigation is ongoing, but, as of now, we believe the affected information that may have been obtained without authorization included government issued identification numbers, such as social security numbers, driver’s license numbers and passport numbers; financial account information, such as debit card and credit card numbers; medical and insurance information; and other information, such as dates of birth.
What We Are Doing To Protect Your Information:
Please be assured that we have taken numerous steps to address the incident. Upon discovery of the incident, our cybersecurity team immediately took a series of actions, including conducting an investigation to identify and remove any malicious files, to confirm that no other company systems were impacted, and to better understand the nature of the event, as well as to identify any potentially impacted individuals. We also implemented increased security measures to further protect our systems.
Protecting your personal information is of the utmost concern to us. To help protect your personal information, we are providing you with identity detection and resolution tools through Experian, one of the leading credit and identity monitoring companies, through a complimentary 24-month membership to Experian’s® IdentityWorksSM.
To activate this membership and start monitoring your personal information, please follow the steps below:
Ensure that you enroll by November 30, 2022. Your activation code will not work after this date.
Visit the Experian IdentityWorks website to enroll: [Redacted]
Provide your activation code: [Redacted]
If you have questions about the product, need assistance with identity restoration, or would like an alternative to enrolling in Experian IdentityWorks online, please contact Experian’s customer care team at 877.890.9332 by November 30, 2022. Be prepared to provide engagement number [Redacted] as proof of eligibility for IdentityWorks.
What You Can Do:
We want to make sure you are aware of the additional steps you may take to guard against the use of your personal information.
As we all know, cyberattacks increasingly threaten the security of information at work and at home. You should remain vigilant by reviewing account statements and monitoring free credit reports. Please see the attachment for further steps you can take to protect your personal information as well as additional important information. We also encourage you to report any suspicious computer-related activity.
For More Information:
As noted, please see the attachment for further steps you can take to protect your personal information as well as additional important information.
We sincerely apologize for this incident and regret any inconvenience it may cause. Should you have questions or concerns regarding this matter, please call 800-732-1934.