Posted On July 26, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
July 26, 2022 – Wilson Tool International reported a data breach after the company was targeted in a recent cybersecurity attack. On July 25, 2022, Wilson Tool International sent out data breach letters to those individuals whose information was affected by the breach however, they have not publicly disclosed the data types that were compromised.
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 Wilson Tool International, 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 Wilson Tool International sent to individuals affected by the data breach:
Out of an abundance of caution, Wilson Tool International International. (“Wilson Tool International”), is writing to inform you of a data security incident that may have resulted in unauthorized access of your personal information. Wilson Tool International sincerely apologizes for this incident and any inconvenience it may cause you. While we are unaware of any fraudulent misuse of your personal information at this time, we are providing you with details about the events, steps that Wilson Tool International is taking in response, and resources available to help you protect against the potential misuse of your information.
Why Do We Have Your Information?
Wilson Tool International has your information because you are currently or were previously employed by Wilson Tool International or one of Wilson Tool International’s affiliated companies.
On March 13, 2022, Wilson Tool International discovered that an unauthorized party had accessed and encrypted information stored on our systems (the “Incident”). Wilson Tool International terminated the unauthorized access, and promptly commenced an internal investigation to determine the nature and scope of the Incident. While the Incident is still being investigated, it was determined that the unauthorized party accessed servers which contain some of your sensitive personal information.
While Wilson Tool International has no reason to believe that any individual information has been misused, upon this discovery, Wilson Tool International has decided to make notification to you, and to provide identity monitoring services to help protect you from the potential misuse of personal data.
What Information Was Involved?
The personal information that may have been accessed by an unauthorized person includes your full name, as well as your: [Redacted].
Please note that Wilson Tool International has received no indication that your information has been used by the unauthorized actor or by any unauthorized party to commit fraud. Wilson Tool International is providing notice to you out of an abundance of caution.
What We Are Doing
Wilson Tool International values the privacy of your information and will continue to do everything it can to help protect it. Since the discovery of the incident, Wilson Tool International moved quickly to investigate, respond, and confirm the security of our systems.
Specifically, Wilson Tool International engaged a specialized third-party cybersecurity firm, changed administrative credentials, implemented a data back-up system, installed new security firewalls, enhanced already-existing monthly vulnerability scanning and system patching capabilities, began strictly enforcing multi-factor authentication, improved anti-virus active monitoring, conducted additional cybersecurity awareness training, and took steps and will continue to take steps to mitigate the risk of future harm.
Out of an abundance of caution, and to help relieve concerns and restore confidence following this incident, Wilson Tool International has secured the services of Kroll to provide identity monitoring at no cost to you for 12 months. Kroll is 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. Your identity monitoring services include Credit Monitoring, Web Watcher, $1 Million Identity Fraud Loss Reimbursement, Fraud Consultation, and Identity Theft Restoration.
Visit [Redacted] to activate and take advantage of your identity monitoring services.
You have until [Redacted] to activate your identity monitoring services.
Membership Number: [Redacted]
For more information about Kroll and your Identity Monitoring services, you can visit [Redacted].
Additional information describing your services is included with this letter.
What You Can Do
You may activate the identity monitoring services we are making available to you. Once again, Wilson Tool International is making these services available to you at no cost; however, you will need to activate yourself in these services. The deadline to activate is [Redacted]. Wilson Tool International would like to reiterate that, at this time, there is no evidence that your information was misused. However, Wilson Tool International encourages you to take full advantage of the services offered.
Enclosed with this letter you will find additional information regarding the resources available to you, and the steps that you can take to further protect your personal information. Wilson Tool International encourages you to activate the services offered and to remain vigilant against incidents of identity theft and fraud. Such vigilance includes reviewing account statements and credit reports for suspicious activity. Individuals are encouraged to report any suspicious activity to the affiliated institutions immediately.
For More Information:
The protection of your information is a top priority, and Wilson Tool International International sincerely regrets any concern or inconvenience that this matter may cause. If you have questions, please call [Redacted], Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central Time, excluding major U.S. holidays. Please have your membership number ready.