Altama Data Breach

By
Will Gendron
Apr 5, 2024 4:11 PM
Affected by Original Footwear Co's data breach? Steps and resources are available to protect your personal information. Learn more and act now.

What Happened?

Original Footwear Co, a company renowned for its commitment to designing and manufacturing trusted performance footwear for law enforcement officers, military operators, first responders, and other uniformed professionals, has experienced a data security incident. This incident may have compromised the personal information of individuals associated with the company.

The breach was disclosed to the Massachusetts Attorney General's office, and the details of the incident were made public through an official Notice to Consumers on their website. It is important to note that the specific types of consumer information exposed have not been detailed in the information provided.

As of today, the company has taken this matter with the utmost seriousness, recognizing the importance of securing their network and the information stored within it. They have outlined steps for affected individuals to take to protect their personal information and have offered complimentary identity protection services.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you suspect that your personal information may have been affected by this breach, there are several steps you can take to safeguard your identity:

  • Review Your Account Statements: Keep an eye on your financial statements and credit reports. If you notice any unauthorized transactions, report them to your financial institution immediately.
  • Obtain a Free Credit Report: You are entitled to a free credit report from each of the three major credit reporting agencies once every 12 months. Visit AnnualCreditReport.com or call 1-877-322-8228 to request yours.
  • Place a Fraud Alert: Consider placing a fraud alert on your credit report by contacting one of the three credit reporting agencies—Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion.
  • Security Freeze: You may also place a security freeze on your credit reports, which prevents credit, loans, and services from being approved in your name without your consent.
  • Use Identity Protection Services: Original Footwear Co is offering affected individuals complimentary access to Experian IdentityWorks for 24 months. To enroll, visit Experian IdentityWorks and use the provided activation code before the specified deadline.
  • Contact Experian: If you need assistance with identity restoration, contact Experian’s customer care team at 1-833-918-8030 and provide engagement number B119665 as proof of eligibility.
  • Stay Informed: You have rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), including the right to dispute inaccurate information on your credit report. For more information, visit the FTC's website.

Additional Resources

For further guidance on how to respond to identity theft and fraud, you can reach out to the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-438-4338 or visit their website dedicated to identity theft www.ftc.gov/idtheft.

To learn more about the data breach and Original Footwear Co's response, you can read the full Notice to Consumers on the Massachusetts Attorney General's website.

By taking these steps, you can help protect your personal information and mitigate the potential impact of this data breach. Stay vigilant and proactive in monitoring your accounts and credit reports, and don't hesitate to use the resources provided to safeguard your identity.

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