Centreville Bank Data Discloses April Data Breach

By
Will Gendron
May 17, 2024 11:35 AM
Explore steps to protect your data after the Centreville Bank breach, including free credit monitoring services.
Centreville Bank Data Discloses April Data Breach

The April 2024 Data Breach at Centreville Bank

On April 20, 2024, Centreville Bank detected a cybersecurity incident that potentially compromised some personal information of its customers. The breach was identified promptly, and measures were taken to secure the systems and mitigate any immediate threats. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was notified to further investigate and manage the situation. This breach is a significant concern due to the sensitive nature of the information that could have been accessed.

Information Exposed

The specific types of consumer information exposed have not been detailed in the public disclosures. However, given the nature of the banking industry, it is possible that exposed data could include:

  • Personal identification details (e.g., names, addresses)
  • Financial records
  • Account numbers

Centreville Bank's Response

Following the discovery of the data breach, Centreville Bank took immediate action to address the vulnerability and prevent further unauthorized access. The bank has also reviewed and is currently enhancing its cybersecurity measures to strengthen security protocols. To assist affected customers, Centreville Bank has partnered with Kroll, a global leader in risk mitigation, to offer identity monitoring services free of charge for two years. These services include credit monitoring, fraud consultation, and identity theft restoration. Affected individuals are encouraged to enroll in these services by visiting Kroll's enrollment page.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you believe your information may have been compromised in this breach, taking immediate action is crucial. Here are steps you can follow:

  1. Monitor Your Accounts: Regularly check your bank statements and monitor your accounts for any unauthorized transactions. Report any suspicious activity to your bank immediately.
  2. Enroll in Credit Monitoring: Take advantage of the free credit monitoring service offered by Kroll to stay informed of any changes to your credit report that could indicate fraud.
  3. Place Fraud Alerts: Contact one of the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion) to place a fraud alert on your credit reports. This makes it harder for identity thieves to open accounts in your name.
  4. Consider a Credit Freeze: A more severe option than a fraud alert, a credit freeze prevents creditors from accessing your credit report entirely. It's free to place and lift a freeze but must be done separately with each credit bureau.
  5. Stay Informed: Keep yourself informed about the latest developments in the breach and follow any additional recommendations from Centreville Bank and cybersecurity professionals.

For more detailed information about the breach and how to protect yourself, affected customers can review the Notice to Consumers provided by Centreville Bank to the Massachusetts Attorney General.

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