Posted On February 17, 2023 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
February 17, 2023 – CompSource Mutual Insurance Company filed notice of a data breach on February 14, 2023 with the Attorney General of Texas after learning that an unauthorized third party had gained access to the company’s computer network. According to the filing, information accessed included consumers’ full names, driver’s license numbers, Social Security numbers, protected health information, and financial information. After confirming the leak, CompSource Mutual sent notification letters to all individuals that were affected by the data breach.
The investigation into the breach by the data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. is ongoing. As a victim of the breach, you need to know your options. We are offering free consultations to all individuals who were affected by the data breach so we can help you figure out your next steps and let you know whether you are able to pursue a data breach lawsuit against CompSource Mutual.
CompSource Mutual Insurance Company is an insurance company that specializes in workers’ compensation policies. They write policies for businesses to protect them in situations involving injuries or illnesses related to work. Based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, CompSource Mutual has another location in Tulsa but serves all of Oklahoma. The company generates approximately $315 million in revenue yearly and employs over 300 people.
According to the filing with the Attorney General of Texas and a notice posted on the company’s website, a disruption in the company’s computer system alerted CompSource Mutual to a potential security breach, prompting the company to secure its computer systems and launch an investigation into the incident.
Upon further investigation, the company discovered that an unauthorized party had gained access to its computer system and confidential consumer files. CompSource Mutual then resolved to review the files and determine what information had been leaked. Though varying by individual, the information accessed was consumers’ full names, driver’s license numbers, Social Security numbers, protected health information, and financial information.
On February 14, 2023, CompSource Mutual sent notification letters to all individuals impacted by the data breach.
Once confidential information is in the hands of a hacker, they don’t wait long before using the information or selling it on the dark web. As a victim of the breach, you have to move fast to do what you can to mitigate the damages caused by the leak of your information because hackers usually have a head start.
When hackers have gotten their hands on confidential information, they don’t wait long to utilize it or sell it on the dark web. As a victim of a data breach, you must act quickly to minimize any harm caused by the disclosure of your data because hackers will usually have a head start.
Below is a list of steps you can take as soon as you discover that you are a data breach victim. This is not a comprehensive list; you may wish to take additional steps if your financial information has been released.
Companies that have been breached must report the incident to all victims of the breach and the states where those victims live. Carefully read over the information provided by CompSource Mutual. Data breach notifications often contain essential details about the breach, like how the hackers accessed the computer network, what steps the company is taking to ensure consumers’ security in the future, and if any victims of the breach have reported identity theft or fraud.
It is recommended to monitor your accounts and credit for months after a breach. Hackers are usually quick to use any information they get their hands on, but it’s not always the case. They sometimes hold on to it until they obtain more information about you from other sources before using it. If you detect any suspicious activity within your financial accounts, report it.
As mentioned above, hackers don’t always use your information right away. Sometimes they need another piece of information about you to commit fraud. That’s why you should secure all of your online accounts. Even if your account isn’t connected to your finances, change your password anyway. The information they’re looking for could be as simple as your middle name or your pet’s name. If your accounts offer two-factor authentication, use it.
Fraud alerts and a credit freeze are free services offered by major credit bureaus. A fraud alert with inform any companies checking your credit that someone may be looking to commit fraud with your information and require them to take additional steps to verify your identity before proceeding with the check. A credit freeze will stop anyone from checking your credit without your approval.
The consumer privacy lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. help customers affected by data and security breaches pursue legal solutions by offering free consultations. By explaining your rights in clear, concise terms, we help you make an informed decision about your next steps. If you are a victim of the CompSource Mutual Insurance Company data breach, Console & Associates, P.C. will investigate at no charge to you and offer advice on how to proceed. If you decide to pursue a case, rest assured that we don’t get paid unless you do. If your claim is successful, legal fees are either paid out of the funds recovered or by the defendant. If your claim is not successful, you pay nothing.
Below is a portion of the notice posted on their website:
CompSource Mutual Insurance Company is providing notice of a data event. CompSource Mutual has no indication of any attempted or actual misuse of data. This notice serves to provide information about the event, the response, and resources available to help protect information as appropriate.
What Happened? In July 2022, CompSource Mutual detected a brief disruption of its network. Upon learning of this activity, CompSource Mutual took immediate steps to secure systems and initiated a comprehensive investigation into the nature and scope of the event. The investigation determined that data contained in a limited number of network locations was accessed by an unauthorized actor. After a diligent search, completed on January 17, 2023, CompSource Mutual is providing this statutorily required notice to alert potentially impacted individuals.
What Is Being Done? CompSource Mutual is committed to maintaining the security of information. Upon becoming aware of the disruption, CompSource Mutual immediately took action to restrict the scope of the disruption and ensure the security of its network while initiating a comprehensive investigation. CompSource Mutual has and will continue to assess network security and implement additional measures as appropriate. The disruption has been reported to federal law enforcement.
What You Can Do? You are encouraged to remain vigilant against incidents of identity theft and fraud by reviewing your account statements and monitoring your free credit reports. You should immediately report any unusual activity to law enforcement. You are also encouraged to review “Steps You Can Take To Help Protect Personal Information” below. If you are concerned you may be impacted, call the dedicated assistance line at 877-506-6230, which is available from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday (excluding major U.S. holidays).
You may further educate yourself regarding identity theft, fraud alerts, credit freezes, and the steps you can take to protect your personal information by contacting the consumer reporting bureaus, the Federal Trade Commission, or your state Attorney General. The Federal Trade Commission may be reached at: 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20580; [Redacted]; 877-ID-THEFT (877-438-4338); and TTY: 866-653-4261. The Federal Trade Commission also encourages those who discover that their information has been misused to file a complaint with them. You can obtain further information on how to file such a complaint by way of the contact information listed above. You have the right to file a police report if you ever experience identity theft or fraud. Please note that in order to file a report with law enforcement for identity theft, you will likely need to provide some proof that you have been a victim. Instances of known or suspected identity theft should also be reported to law enforcement and your state Attorney General. This notice has not been delayed by law enforcement.