Delta Delta Delta Data Breach

By
Will Gendron
Apr 2, 2024 12:18 AM
448 affected by Tri Delta breach, exposing SSNs and W2 info. Immediate steps taken for protection.

What Happened?

On March 4, 2024, Tri Delta, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering growth and leadership in women, experienced a significant data breach. A phishing incident led to an unauthorized individual receiving an email containing the 2023 W2 statements of employees. This sensitive document included names and Social Security numbers, putting personal information at risk.

Tri Delta swiftly took action upon discovering the breach, identifying the compromised information and initiating notifications to the affected individuals. They also informed the IRS and law enforcement to address the situation comprehensively.

As of today, it is reported that 448 individuals across the United States have been affected by this breach, with one confirmed case in Maine. Tri Delta has been proactive in communicating with those impacted, providing written notices on April 1, 2024, detailing the breach and the steps being taken to mitigate its effects.

For further information and to read the full disclosure, you can visit the Maine Attorney General's website here and the Massachusetts Attorney General's website here.

Next Steps for Affected Individuals

If you suspect that you are one of the individuals affected by this breach, it is crucial to act promptly to protect your identity and credit. Here are some steps you can take:

  1. Monitor Your Credit Reports: Regularly check your credit reports for any unauthorized activity. You are entitled to a free credit report every 12 months from each of the three major credit bureaus. Visit AnnualCreditReport.com to request your reports.
  1. Consider Fraud Alerts or Credit Freezes: Placing a fraud alert on your credit files makes it harder for someone to open new accounts in your name. Contact one of the three credit bureaus to set this up, and they will inform the other two. For added security, consider a credit freeze, which restricts access to your credit report.
  1. Take Advantage of Credit Monitoring Services: Tri Delta is offering a complimentary two-year membership to credit monitoring and identity theft protection services. These services can assist in detecting potential misuse of your information and provide additional protection.
  1. Stay Vigilant: Be cautious of phishing attempts via email or text. Always verify the source before clicking on links or providing personal information.
  1. Contact the IRS: If you are concerned about tax-related identity theft, you can obtain an Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) from the IRS, which adds an extra layer of protection to your federal tax returns.

For more detailed information and assistance, Tri Delta has provided a dedicated phone number for inquiries: (817) 633-8001, available Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Time.

Remember, it's essential to be proactive and take immediate action to safeguard your personal information. For more details about Tri Delta and their mission, you can visit their website at www.tridelta.org.

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