Cole, Cole, Easley & Sciba Data Breach

By
Will Gendron
Mar 18, 2024 12:59 PM
Data breach at Cole, Cole, Easley & Sciba, PC affects 1,349 individuals in Texas, exposing sensitive information such as names, addresses, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, and health insurance details. The firm has taken steps to notify those affected and advises vigilance in monitoring personal and financial accounts.
Cole, Cole, Easley & Sciba Data Breach

If you're a client or associate of Cole, Cole, Easley & Sciba, PC, it's important to be aware of a recent data breach that may have impacted your personal information. On March 18, 2024, the firm disclosed to the Texas Attorney General's office that sensitive data had been compromised. This breach has affected 1,349 individuals in the state of Texas.

The exposed information includes names, addresses, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, medical information, and health insurance details. Such data can be extremely valuable to cybercriminals and can lead to identity theft or financial fraud if misused.

In response to the breach, Cole, Cole, Easley & Sciba, PC has taken steps to notify affected individuals. The firm has posted a notice on their website and has also sent out notifications via U.S. Mail. It's crucial for those potentially impacted to stay vigilant and monitor their personal and financial accounts for any unusual activity.

What You Can Do

  • Review Your Accounts: Regularly check your bank statements, credit card statements, and any other financial documents for any unauthorized transactions.
  • Credit Reports: Consider obtaining a free credit report from AnnualCreditReport.com to look for any discrepancies that might indicate identity theft.
  • Fraud Alerts: Place a fraud alert on your credit files. This notifies creditors to take extra steps to verify your identity before granting credit in your name.
  • Credit Freeze: For greater security, you might want to place a credit freeze on your credit reports, which prevents credit, loans, and services from being approved in your name without your consent.

Additional Resources

For more detailed information on the data breach and what steps the firm is taking, you can visit the disclosure on the Texas Attorney General's website. This official source will provide you with the latest updates and guidance.

Remember, staying informed and proactive is key to protecting your personal information from further exposure. If you believe your data has been misused, report it immediately to the appropriate authorities, including the Federal Trade Commission and your local law enforcement.

_Cited Source: Texas Attorney General's Office_

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