Delta Dental Data Breach

By
Will Gendron
Mar 19, 2024 11:10 AM
"Affected by the Delta Dental data breach between May 27-30, 2023? Personal identifiers, contact, and possibly financial information may have been compromised. Learn what steps to take to protect your data."

Understanding the Delta Dental Data Breach

Delta Dental of California and its affiliates, a major player in the dental insurance industry, recently fell victim to a data breach. The incident, which occurred between May 27 and May 30, 2023, was part of a global security incident that affected the MOVEit Transfer software, a file-transfer application used by numerous organizations worldwide.

What Happened?

On June 1, 2023, Delta Dental became aware of unauthorized access to its MOVEit application. The company immediately initiated an investigation, implementing measures to contain and mitigate the breach. This included halting access to the compromised software, eradicating malicious files, and applying security patches. By July 6, 2023, it was confirmed that certain personal information had been accessed and acquired without authorization.

What Information Was Involved?

The specific types of consumer information exposed have not been detailed in the information provided to us. However, it is common in such breaches for sensitive data like personal identifiers, contact information, and possibly financial details to be compromised.

What Has Been Done?

Delta Dental has taken several steps to address the breach. They've engaged third-party forensic experts to analyze the data and identify affected individuals. The company has also notified law enforcement and is cooperating with their investigation. To support those impacted, Delta Dental is offering 24 months of free identity monitoring services through Kroll.

What Can You Do?

If you believe your information may have been compromised in this breach, it's important to stay vigilant. Monitor your account statements and credit reports, and report any suspicious activity immediately. You can also take advantage of the identity monitoring services provided by Delta Dental.

  • Enroll in the free identity monitoring services by visiting Kroll's enrollment page.
  • Review your credit reports by visiting www.annualcreditreport.com or calling 1-877-322-8228.
  • Consider placing a fraud alert or a security freeze on your credit files.

Additional Resources

For more information, Delta Dental customers can call 800-693-2571 during business hours. To learn more about protecting yourself from identity theft, you can visit the Federal Trade Commission's website or the California Attorney General’s office.

In Summary

The Delta Dental data breach is a serious reminder of the vulnerabilities present in today's digital landscape. Affected individuals should take immediate action to secure their personal information and follow the recommended steps to minimize any potential damage. For the latest updates and detailed information, refer to the disclosure on the California Attorney General's website.

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