Capitol Credit Union Reports Data Breach Exposing SSNs

By
Will Gendron
Apr 17, 2024 2:55 PM
Data breach at Capitol Credit Union exposed names, SSNs, financial and medical info. Check if you're affected and take action.

The April 2024 Data Breach

Capitol Credit Union experienced a significant data breach that was first reported to the public on April 17, 2024. The breach involved unauthorized access to sensitive consumer information. The incident was promptly reported to the Texas Attorney General's office, reflecting the seriousness with which Capitol Credit Union is treating the situation.

Information Exposed

The types of consumer information exposed in the breach include:

  • Name of individual
  • Address
  • Social Security Number Information
  • Driver’s License number
  • Government-issued ID number (e.g., passport, state ID card)
  • Financial Information (e.g., account number, credit or debit card number)
  • Medical Information
  • Health Insurance Information

Capitol Credit Union's Response

In response to the data breach, Capitol Credit Union has taken several steps to address the situation and mitigate any potential harm to its customers. They have engaged with law enforcement and cybersecurity experts to secure their systems and prevent future breaches. Additionally, the credit union is offering free identity monitoring services through Kroll, a global leader in risk mitigation. Affected individuals are encouraged to enroll in these services to protect their identity and monitor their credit activity.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you believe your information was compromised in this breach, there are several steps you can take to protect yourself:

  • Monitor Your Accounts: Regularly review your bank statements and credit reports for any unauthorized activity. You can obtain a free credit report from AnnualCreditReport.com.
  • Place a Credit Freeze: Consider placing a credit freeze on your reports to prevent new accounts from being opened in your name. This can be done at:
  • Set Up Fraud Alerts: Place fraud alerts on your credit reports to warn creditors that you may be a victim of identity theft.
  • Report Identity Theft: If you suspect identity theft, report it to the Federal Trade Commission at FTC Identity Theft or call 1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338).

For detailed instructions on how to use these services, please refer to the consumer notice provided by Capitol Credit Union, available at the bottom of this page in PDF format.

About Capitol Credit Union

Capitol Credit Union has been serving its members for over 67 years, providing a range of financial services from its origins in the basement of the state capitol to its current status utilizing modern technology.

For more information on the breach and ongoing updates, please visit the disclosure on the Texas Attorney General's website or the Massachusetts Attorney General's website.

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