Baker Drywall Data Breach Affects 15,214 Texans

By
Will Gendron
Apr 19, 2024 11:33 PM
Data breach at Baker Drywall affected 15,214 people, exposing SSNs, financial, and health info.

April 2024 Data Breach Disclosure

What Happened?

On April 18, 2024, it was disclosed that Baker Drywall Partnership, LLP, a leading construction company specializing in drywall and plaster services, experienced a significant data breach. The breach resulted in unauthorized access to sensitive personal information of 15,214 individuals in Texas. This incident was promptly reported to the Texas Attorney General's office and has raised concerns about the potential misuse of the exposed data.

Information Exposed

The following types of consumer information were compromised:

  • Name of individual
  • Social Security Number Information
  • Driver’s License number
  • Financial Information (e.g., account number, credit or debit card number)
  • Health Insurance Information

Baker Drywall Partnership, LLP's Response

In response to the data breach, Baker Drywall Partnership has taken several steps to mitigate the impact on affected individuals and to prevent future occurrences. The company has engaged cybersecurity experts to thoroughly investigate the breach and enhance their security measures. Additionally, affected consumers were notified through U.S. Mail about the breach and the steps they can take to protect their personal information.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you believe you may have been affected by this data breach, it is important to take immediate action to protect your personal information:

  1. Monitor your financial accounts for any unauthorized transactions and alert your bank or credit card provider immediately if you notice anything suspicious.
  2. Consider placing a fraud alert or a credit freeze on your credit reports, which can help prevent new credit accounts from being opened in your name without your consent.
  3. Review your credit reports for inaccuracies or unfamiliar activities. You can obtain a free credit report from each of the three major credit reporting agencies once per year at AnnualCreditReport.com.
  4. Be vigilant against phishing attempts. Do not provide personal information over the phone or via email unless you are sure of the recipient's identity.

About Baker Drywall Partnership, LLP

Baker Drywall Partnership, LLP has been a prominent player in the construction industry for over four decades, specializing in drywall and plaster. The company prides itself on its commitment to quality, innovation, and integrity. Baker Drywall has grown to become one of the largest and most creative contractors in the nation, with a strong focus on exceeding client expectations.

For more details on the breach and the company's response, you can visit the official disclosure on the Texas Attorney General's website.

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