Form I-9 Compliance Data Breach Affects 27,592 People: Details

By
Will Gendron
Jun 3, 2024 3:01 PM
Data breach at Form I-9 Compliance exposed Social Security numbers. Enroll in free credit monitoring by the deadline for protection.
Form I-9 Compliance Data Breach Affects 27,592 People: Details

On or about February 5, 2024, Form I-9 Compliance, a company specializing in employment eligibility verification, experienced unauthorized access to part of its network. This breach was not discovered until April 12, 2024, when unusual activity was detected, prompting an immediate shutdown of the affected areas and an in-depth investigation with the aid of external cybersecurity experts. The company also notified law enforcement about the incident.

Information Exposed

During the breach, sensitive personal information of 27,592 people was compromised, including:

  • Name of individual
  • Address
  • Social Security Number
  • Date of Birth

Form I-9 Compliance's Response

Following the discovery of the breach, Form I-9 Compliance took swift action to secure its network. The company worked with cybersecurity professionals to ensure that the intruder no longer had access to their systems. All account credentials associated with the affected network parts were reset, and additional security measures were implemented to enhance overall network security. Form I-9 Compliance has also offered impacted individuals two years of complimentary credit monitoring and identity restoration services through Experian to help protect against potential identity theft. Details about these services and how to enroll were provided in a notice sent to affected consumers, which is available at the bottom of this page in PDF format.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

Given the nature of the data exposed, it is crucial for affected individuals to remain vigilant by monitoring their account statements and credit reports regularly. Enrolling in the offered credit monitoring service can provide additional security by alerting you to any potential misuse of your information. It is also advisable to consider placing a fraud alert or a credit freeze on your credit reports, which can help prevent new credit accounts from being opened in your name without your consent. For more detailed steps and contact information for credit bureaus, please refer to the consumer notice provided.

About Form I-9 Compliance

Form I-9 Compliance, LLC offers comprehensive solutions for employers to comply with U.S. employment eligibility and immigration laws. Their services include Form I-9 auditing, electronic I-9 applications, and integration with the Department of Homeland Security's E-Verify program. The company serves over 1,000 employers across the United States, aiming to simplify and secure the process of verifying employment eligibility.

For further details on the breach and more information on how to protect your personal information, visit the disclosures on the Maine Attorney General's website, the Texas Attorney General's website, and the California Attorney General's website.

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