Community Credit Union of New Milford Data Breach

By
Will Gendron
Mar 13, 2024 12:25 AM
The data breach at Community Credit Union of New Milford, managed by Bradford-Scott Data, LLC, has affected 43,414 individuals, including 62 residents of Maine. The breach, discovered on December 10, 2023, exposed sensitive consumer information, specifically Social Security Numbers, increasing the risk of identity theft. Affected consumers are advised to monitor their accounts, obtain credit reports, place fraud alerts, consider credit freezes, and explore identity theft protection services.

Understanding the Data Breach at Community Credit Union of New Milford

Bradford-Scott Data, LLC, on behalf of Community Credit Union of New Milford, Inc., has recently reported a data breach.

On December 10, 2023, the breach was discovered, with the details made public on March 12, 2024. The breach exposed sensitive consumer information, specifically Social Security Numbers, which can be particularly concerning due to the risk of identity theft.

The total number of individuals affected by this breach in the United States is reported to be 43,414, with 62 of those being residents of Maine. The disclosure of this incident was made to the Maine Attorney General's office.

Consumers were notified of the breach on March 12, 2024, through written communication, which is a standard practice to ensure that affected individuals are informed directly and can take necessary actions.

What You Can Do If Affected

If you believe you may have been affected by this data breach, it is crucial to take immediate steps to protect your personal information. Here are some recommendations:

  1. Monitor Your Accounts: Keep a close eye on your bank statements, credit card bills, and any other financial documents for any unauthorized activity.
  2. Credit Reports: Consider obtaining a free credit report from the major credit bureaus to check for any discrepancies or unrecognized accounts.
  3. Fraud Alerts: Place a fraud alert on your credit reports. This notifies creditors to verify your identity before opening any new accounts in your name.
  4. Credit Freeze: You may also opt for a credit freeze, which restricts access to your credit report, making it more difficult for identity thieves to open new accounts in your name.
  5. Identity Theft Protection Services: Look into services that offer identity theft protection, which may provide additional layers of security and monitoring.
  6. Report Identity Theft: If you suspect that your identity has been compromised, report it immediately to the Federal Trade Commission at IdentityTheft.gov.

Staying Informed and Protected

It's essential to stay informed about the latest updates regarding the data breach. Keep an eye out for any further communication from Community Credit Union of New Milford or Bradford-Scott Data, LLC. Remember, protecting your personal information is an ongoing process, and staying vigilant is key to minimizing the risk of identity theft and other related issues.

For those affected, the situation can be distressing, but by taking the steps outlined above, you can assert control and safeguard your personal information. If you have any concerns or require assistance, do not hesitate to reach out to Community Credit Union of New Milford or the appropriate support services.

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