Forbright Bank Data Breach

By
Will Gendron
Apr 5, 2024 4:11 PM
Affected by Forbright Bank's data breach? Personal details, SSNs, and financial info of a limited number of customers exposed. Stay vigilant.

February 7, 2024 Data Breach

On February 7, 2024, Forbright Bank was alerted to a security incident involving unauthorized access to documents containing sensitive customer information. The bank immediately initiated an investigation to understand the scope and impact of the exposure. This investigation concluded that the incident was isolated and affected a limited number of customers.

Information Exposed

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Limited financial account information

Forbright Bank's Response

Upon discovering the breach, Forbright Bank took swift action to secure the affected documents and prevent further unauthorized access. The bank has updated its security practices to strengthen protections against future incidents. Additionally, Forbright is offering affected individuals twenty-four months of complimentary credit monitoring services through Equifax. This service includes features such as credit monitoring, identity restoration support, and up to $1,000,000 in identity theft insurance.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you believe your information was involved in this breach, it is important to stay vigilant and monitor your financial accounts and credit reports for any unusual activity. Here are several steps you can take:

  1. Enroll in the complimentary credit monitoring service offered by Forbright Bank. You can enroll by visiting Equifax's Activation Page and entering the unique activation code provided in the notification letter.
  2. Obtain a free credit report from each of the three major credit reporting agencies at AnnualCreditReport.com or by calling 1-877-322-8228.
  3. Consider placing a fraud alert or a credit freeze on your credit reports. This can make it harder for identity thieves to open accounts in your name. Contact each of the three major credit bureaus to set this up:
    1. Equifax
    2. Experian
    3. TransUnion

About Forbright Bank

Forbright Bank is dedicated to accelerating the transition to a sustainable, clean energy economy. With a commitment to financing clean energy and sustainability-oriented loans, Forbright empowers its depositors to fund significant environmental changes. The bank's full range of services includes banking, commercial lending, and asset management.

For more detailed information on the data breach and how to protect yourself, you can download the official Notice to Consumers from the Massachusetts Attorney General's website.

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