Dedicated Transportation Solutions Data Breach Affects 6,800 Workers

Will Gendron
Mar 20, 2024 12:44 PM
Meta Description: Over 971 individuals in Texas are affected by the Ascend Dedicated, LLC data breach, exposing names, SSNs, financial, medical, and insurance information. Learn steps to protect your data.
Dedicated Transportation Solutions Data Breach Affects 6,800 Workers

December 2023 Data Breach

On or around December 16, 2023, Ascend Dedicated, LLC d/b/a Dedicated Transportation Solutions (DTS) became aware of unauthorized activity within its computer systems. Upon discovery, the company took immediate action to secure its network and engaged a third-party team of forensic investigators to determine the full nature and scope of the incident. The investigation concluded on May 6, 2024, revealing that personal information may have been accessed by an unauthorized third party.

Information Exposed

The following types of consumer information were potentially compromised:

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

Dedicated Transportation Solutions's Response

In response to this data breach, DTS has taken several steps to enhance the security of its systems and protect the personal information in its care. These measures include securing the breached systems immediately after the incident was discovered and enhancing overall network security to prevent future occurrences. Additionally, DTS has partnered with IDX, a data breach and recovery services expert, to offer affected individuals complimentary credit monitoring and identity protection services.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you believe you may have been affected by this data breach, it is important to act swiftly to protect your personal information. Here are some recommended steps:

  1. Monitor Your Accounts: Regularly review your account statements and credit reports for any unauthorized activity.
  2. Credit Monitoring: Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by IDX. You can enroll by visiting IDX's enrollment page or by calling (888) 905-2081. Remember to use the Enrollment Code provided in the notice you received.
  3. Fraud Alerts and Credit Freezes: Consider placing a fraud alert or a credit freeze on your credit reports. This can help prevent new accounts from being opened in your name without your consent.
  4. Report Suspicious Activity: If you detect any suspicious or unusual activity, promptly report it to your financial institution and law enforcement.

About Ascend Dedicated, LLC d/b/a Dedicated Transportation Solutions

Ascend Dedicated, LLC, operating under the name Dedicated Transportation Solutions (DTS), is a company in the transportation and trucking industry. They specialize in handling complex logistics such as hazardous materials, flatbed transportation, and perishable food items, providing high-level service while managing the associated risks of transportation.

For more detailed information about the breach, you can visit the official disclosures on the Maine Attorney General's website and the Texas Attorney General's website.

By following the outlined steps and staying informed, you can help safeguard your personal information from further risk.

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