Texas TransEastern Data Breach Affects Former Drivers

By
Will Gendron
Feb 29, 2024 12:51 PM
Data breach at Texas TransEastern exposed personal info of former drivers, including SSN and driver's license numbers. If affected, take action to protect your identity.

The Data Breach Incident

On February 7, 2024, Texas TransEastern, Inc. reported a significant data breach to the Texas Attorney General's office. The breach involved unauthorized access to sensitive personal information of former drivers. The company discovered the breach and promptly took steps to secure the affected systems and investigate the extent of the exposure.

Information Exposed

The data breach led to the exposure of several types of personal information, including:

  • Name of individual
  • Address
  • Social Security Number
  • Driver’s License number
  • Date of Birth

Texas TransEastern, Inc.'s Response

In response to the data breach, Texas TransEastern has implemented enhanced security measures to prevent future incidents. The company has also been working closely with cybersecurity experts to understand how the breach occurred and to strengthen their data protection protocols.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you believe you might have been affected by this data breach, it is important to take immediate action to protect your identity and personal information. Here are some steps you can follow:

  1. Monitor your financial accounts for any unauthorized activity.
  2. Consider placing a fraud alert on your credit reports.
  3. Obtain a free credit report from AnnualCreditReport.com to check for discrepancies.
  4. If necessary, freeze your credit to prevent new credit accounts from being opened in your name.
  5. Stay vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the relevant authorities.

For more detailed information on how to protect yourself, you can visit the Federal Trade Commission’s identity theft website.

About Texas TransEastern, Inc.

Texas TransEastern, Inc., founded in 1984 and based in Pasadena, Texas, is a leading interstate petroleum products common carrier. The company is committed to delivering safe, consistent, and reliable service across Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi. For further details, you can visit their official website at Texas TransEastern.

For more information on the data breach and to view the official disclosure, please visit the Texas Attorney General's data breach report.

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