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Posted On February 25, 2023 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches

Emtec, Inc. Data Breach Leaked Consumer Social Security Numbers

NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH letter from Emtec, Inc., contact the attorneys at Console & Associates at (866) 778-5500 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.

Data Breach AlertFebruary 25, 2023 – Emtec, Inc. filed notice of a data breach on February 21, 2023 with attorney general’s offices of several states, like Texas and Maine, after discovering that an unauthorized party had gained access to consumer information. According to the filings, an unauthorized party gained access to consumer information, including names, Social Security numbers, addresses, financial account information, driver’s license numbers, and protected health information. After confirming the data leak, Emtec sent out data breach notification letters to all 7,637 individuals affected.

The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are actively investigating the Emtec data breach. If you have received a breach notification and are interested in learning about what you can do to protect yourself and if you are able to receive financial compensation from Emtec, we are offering free consultations where we can discuss your legal options.

About Emtec, Inc.

Emtec, Inc. provides IT consulting services, like planning and process improvements, customer experience improvement, cybersecurity, strategy, marketing analytics, and consulting in Salesforce and Oracle. Based in Jacksonville, Florida, Emtec also has locations in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Alabama, India, and Toronto. The firm also employs over 1,000 people and generates approximately $204 million in revenue annually.

What We Know About the Emtec Data Breach

Information provided by Emtec’s filings with the attorney general’s offices of Texas and Maine. According to the filings, Emtec discovered a that an unauthorized third party gained access to confidential consumer files. Information about how the cyberattack happened is limited. The company began working with a third-party forensic specialists to investigate the breach and determine if any information had been leaked.

The investigation concluded on January 17, 2023, and it was determined that hackers gained access to the system from September 7, 2022 to September 14, 2022. After learning that the consumer data was exposed to a third party, Emtec reviewed the files to determine what information was leaked. While not consistent with each individual, information leaked may include consumers’ names, Social Security numbers, addresses, financial account information, driver’s license numbers, and protected health information.

On December 30, 2022, Emtec, Inc. sent out letters to all individuals whose sensitive information had been compromised.

Are You Entitled to Financial Compensation as a Victim of the Emtec Data Breach?

As a patient, you likely had no qualms giving your sensitive information to a company like Emtec, Inc., especially with the company boasting about its cybersecurity capabilities. The assumption that Emtec could keep your information secure has been called into question with this data breach. It is the company’s duty to provide security and be vigilant in their defense of sensitive patient information.

If you have received a notification letter that you are a victim of the data breach, you may be able to pursue a lawsuit against Emtec, Inc. and receive financial compensation. Knowing your rights in a situation like this is crucial.

If You Have Been Affected by Emtec, Inc. Data Breach, Console & Associates, P.C. Can Help

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 Emtec, Inc. 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.

To schedule your free consultation, just call (866) 778-5500 today or fill out our secure contact form.

Below is a portion of the letter sent to affected individuals:

Dear [Redacted],

We write to notify you of a recent incident that occurred that could affect some of your personal information. Please review this letter carefully.

What Happened

Emtec, Inc. (“Emtec”) recently became aware of a [Redacted]. We are reviewing this incident and have determined that certain data files were accessible to unauthorized third parties for a period of time. We subsequently performed an assessment of these data files and determined, on January 17, 2023 that some of the files contained certain personal information at the time that the unauthorized third party had access to them. Our review to date indicates that the unauthorized access to files containing personal information may have begun on September 7, 2022 and was terminated on September 14, 2022. [Redacted]

What Information Was Involved

From the review, we have determined that the personal information affected may include your name, address, [Redacted]. Emtec has this information because you or a person who identified you as a dependent or beneficiary worked for Emtec as an employee or contractor. We are sending you this notice as a precaution and to encourage you to take steps to monitor your personal information.

What We Are Doing

After becoming aware of the incident, Emtec undertook a review, working with third party experts and law enforcement, to determine the nature and scope of the unauthorized access and ensure it was contained. After we shut down the unauthorized access, we implemented additional security measures to help further protect against this type of incident going forward.

As an added precaution we are offering complimentary access to TransUnion’s myTrueIdentity for 24 months, at no cost to you.

To activate your membership and start monitoring your personal information, please follow the steps below:

Ensure that you enroll by May 18, 2023 (Your code will not work after this date.)

Visit the myTrueIdentity website to enroll: [Redacted]

Provide your activation code: [Redacted]

Follow the three steps to receive your credit monitoring service online

[Redacted]

If you do not have access to the Internet and wish to enroll in a similar offline, paper based, credit monitoring service, via U.S. Mail delivery, please call the TransUnion Fraud Response Services toll-free hotline at 1-855-288-5422. When prompted, enter the following 6-digit telephone pass code 699077 and follow the steps to enroll in the offline credit monitoring service, add an initial fraud alert to your credit file, or to speak to a TransUnion representative if you believe you may be a victim of identity theft.

Additional details of the TransUnion myTrueIdentity service are provided in the enclosed “Additional Resources.”

What You Can Do

As always, we recommend that you remain vigilant for incidents of fraud and identity theft, including by regularly viewing your account statements and monitoring your free credit reports. For more information on how you can help protect yourself, please review the enclosed “Additional Resources.”

For More Information

We regret any concern or inconvenience caused by this incident. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact us at 1-866-221-2285, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time, excluding major US holidays.

NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH letter from Emtec, Inc., contact the attorneys at Console & Associates at (866) 778-5500 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.