Rockland Trust Company Data Breach

By
Will Gendron
Mar 20, 2024 1:12 PM
Affected by the Rockland Trust Company data breach? Personal identification, account numbers, and financial records may have been exposed. Learn steps to protect your information.

The Data Breach at Rockland Trust Company

In a recent incident at Rockland Trust Company, sensitive customer information was inadvertently disclosed to an unauthorized party. This breach was reported to the Massachusetts Attorney General's office, indicating a significant lapse in the handling of customer data.

Rockland Trust's Response

Upon discovering the data breach, Rockland Trust Company took immediate action to mitigate the impact on affected individuals. They have implemented stricter security measures and retrained their staff to adhere to higher standards of data protection. Additionally, the company is offering affected customers a complimentary 24-month membership of Experian’s® IdentityWorksSM, which provides identity protection and resolution services.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

Given the nature of the data breach, it is crucial for affected individuals to remain vigilant and proactive in monitoring their financial accounts and credit reports. Here are some recommended actions:

  1. Activate the Experian IdentityWorksSM Membership: Utilize the free service offered by Rockland Trust to monitor your credit and protect your identity.
  2. Monitor Your Accounts: Regularly check your bank statements and transaction history for any unauthorized activity. Set up alerts if possible.
  3. Place a Security Freeze: Consider placing a security freeze on your credit reports to prevent new credit from being opened in your name without your permission. This can be done at no cost by contacting the major credit bureaus:
    1. Equifax: www.equifax.com
    2. Experian: www.experian.com
    3. TransUnion: www.transunion.com
  1. Report Suspicious Activity: If you notice any suspicious activity, report it immediately to Rockland Trust and the appropriate authorities. Consider filing a report with the Federal Trade Commission through their identity theft website: consumer.gov/idtheft.

For more detailed information on the response from Rockland Trust and additional resources available to you, please refer to the official disclosure notice.

By following these steps, you can help safeguard your personal information and mitigate the potential impacts of this data breach. Stay informed and take action where necessary to protect your identity and financial well-being.

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