Posted On July 15, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
July 15, 2022 – Petersen International Underwriters reported a data breach after the company was targeted in a recent cybersecurity attack. As a result of the breach, the name, address, Social Security Number, financial information and health insurance information of certain individuals was compromised. The number of individuals affected by the Petersen International Underwriters data breach has not yet been reported. On July 6, 2022, Petersen International Underwriters 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 Petersen International Underwriters, 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 Petersen International Underwriters sent to individuals affected by the data breach:
Petersen International Underwriters (“PIU”) recently experienced a data security incident that may have impacted your personal information. PIU provides insurance solutions for disability, life and medical and contingency risks and may have your information if you are or have been a Producer for PIU. We take the privacy and security of your information seriously, and sincerely apologize for any concern or inconvenience this may cause you. This letter contains information about steps you can take to protect your information, and resources we are making available to help you.
On December 20, 2021, we discovered a security incident impacting our ability to access our systems. As soon as we learned of the incident, we took the impacted systems offline and took steps to secure our network. We also engaged independent computer forensic experts to assist with our investigation. The investigation determined that an unauthorized actor gained access to a limited number of documents stored on our system. We conducted a review of these documents, and on April 7, 2022, determined that your personal information may have been included. We have no indication that any information has been misused but wanted to let you know about this incident out of an abundance of caution.
What Information Was Involved?
Information stored in our systems at the time of the incident may include your name, Social Security number, and for some individuals, their financial account number.
While we do not have any evidence that any personal information has been misused, in addition, we are offering identity theft protection services through IDX, the data breach and recovery services expert. IDX identity protection services include: [Redacted] 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.
What You Can Do
You should remain vigilant against incidents of identity theft by reviewing bank accounts and other financial statements as well as any credit reports for suspicious activity. You can also visit identitytheft.gov for recommendations by the Federal Trade Commission regarding identity theft protection.
We encourage you to contact IDX with any questions and to enroll in the free identity protection services by calling 1-833-423-0592 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 October 6, 2022.
Again, at this time, there is no evidence that your information has been misused. However, we encourage you to take full advantage of this service offering. IDX representatives have been fully versed on the incident and can answer questions or concerns you may have regarding protection of your personal information.
For More Information
For questions and enrollment assistance, please call 1-833-423-0592 Monday through Friday between 9 am – 9 pm Eastern Time. Your trust is a top priority for us, and we deeply regret any inconvenience or concern that this matter may cause you.