GLG Data Breach Affects 152,621 in the U.S.

By
Will Gendron
Mar 13, 2024 12:25 AM
GLG data breach affects 152,621 in the US, exposing Social Security numbers. Take action to protect your info.

What Happened?

Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. (GLG), a leading information services provider, recently discovered a significant data breach that has impacted a substantial number of individuals across the United States. On February 5, 2024, GLG detected unauthorized access to their systems, which resulted in the exposure of sensitive consumer information, including Social Security numbers.

The breach was promptly reported to the Attorney General's office in Maine, and the details were made public on March 12, 2024. The total number of affected individuals in the U.S. is reported to be 152,621, with 338 of those being residents of Maine. GLG has taken steps to notify all impacted individuals through written communication as of March 12, 2024.

For more detailed information, you can view the official disclosure on the Maine Attorney General's website.

Next Steps for Affected Individuals

If you believe you might be affected by this data breach, it is crucial to take immediate action to protect your personal information. Here are some steps you can follow:

  1. Monitor Your Accounts: Regularly check your bank statements, credit card statements, and any other financial statements for unauthorized transactions. If you notice anything suspicious, report it immediately to your financial institution.
  2. Place a Fraud Alert: Consider placing a fraud alert on your credit reports. This alert tells creditors to take extra steps to verify your identity before opening new credit accounts in your name. You can place a fraud alert by contacting any one of the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion).
  3. Consider a Credit Freeze: A more secure option than a fraud alert, a credit freeze prevents creditors from accessing your credit report entirely, which makes it more difficult for identity thieves to open accounts in your name. Note that you need to contact each of the three major credit bureaus individually to set up a freeze.
  4. Review Your Credit Reports: You are entitled to a free credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus once per year via AnnualCreditReport.com. Review these reports for any accounts or transactions you do not recognize.
  5. Stay Informed: For more information on how to protect your information and your rights as a consumer, visit GLG's privacy policy at GLG Privacy Policy.

The breach at Gerson Lehrman Group is a reminder of the importance of cybersecurity measures and the need for vigilance in protecting personal information. By staying informed and taking proactive steps, you can help safeguard your identity and financial well-being. If you have been affected by this breach, follow the recommended steps and consider reaching out to GLG for further assistance.

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