A week ago another major credit bureau was hacked — TransUnion LLC reported a data breach with the Massachusetts Attorney General after information in the company’s possession was subject to unauthorized access.
The company collects and assembles information on over one billion consumers in more than thirty countries including 200 million Americans.
According to the company, the breach compromised the following records:
- Full names
- Social Security numbers
- Financial account numbers
- Driver’s license numbers
Data breach letters to all affected parties were sent out, informing them of the incident and what they can do to protect themselves from identity theft and other frauds. However, the information provided on the state’s “Data Breach Notification Report” page is limited and the company has yet to post notice of the breach on its website. Thus, currently, very little is known about the breach or its causes.
*JD Supra, Nov. 9, 2022
*Apple Insider, Nov. 10, 2022
*Business Wire, Nov. 15, 2022
*Techaeris, Nov. 17, 2022
If you’ve already got your clients or yourself on Regal’s Credit Block™, relax and don’t worry about any of these breaches.
Breaches like this often lead to phishing attacks, so be wary of suspicious emails or text messages.
Our Identity Theft Prevention Program under Credit Block™ (with up to $1 million in identity theft insurance) has been successfully preventing anyone from being able to use our clients’ personal information for financing purposes and will keep their credit profiles protected from unwanted access. Even if their data was compromised through any breach, including the recent TransUnion, The Rosewood Corporation, and Medibank among others, thieves will not be able to utilize the data and open new lines of credit.
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