Golden Corral Data Breach: Know Your Rights

By
Will Gendron
Mar 7, 2024 2:01 PM
Golden Corral Data Breach: Know Your Rights

August 2023 Data Breach

On August 15, 2023, Golden Corral Corporation experienced a significant disruption in their corporate operations due to a data security incident. The breach was identified and reported to have occurred between August 11, 2023, and August 15, 2023. During this period, unauthorized access was gained to the company's computer systems, potentially allowing the actor to view or acquire sensitive business data. The investigation, which concluded on January 26, 2024, confirmed that personal information of certain individuals was indeed compromised.

Information Exposed

The types of consumer information exposed in the breach included:

  • Name of individual
  • Address
  • Social Security Number Information
  • Driver’s License number
  • Financial Information (e.g., account number, credit or debit card number)
  • Medical Information
  • Health Insurance Information
  • Date of Birth

Golden Corral Corporation's Response

Upon discovering the data breach, Golden Corral acted swiftly to secure their systems and mitigate any further risk of data loss. They engaged with federal law enforcement to report the incident and began an extensive investigation to determine the scope and impact of the breach. To support those affected, Golden Corral is offering 24 months of complimentary credit monitoring and identity restoration services through Experian. They have also implemented additional security measures to enhance the protection of their data systems and prevent future occurrences.

Recommended Actions for Affected Individuals

If you believe you might be affected by this data breach, it is crucial to take immediate steps to protect your personal information:

  1. Monitor Your Accounts: Regularly review your financial statements and credit reports for any unauthorized activity.
  2. Credit Monitoring: Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by Golden Corral through Experian by visiting Experian IdentityWorks and using the provided activation code.
  3. Fraud Alerts and Credit Freezes: Consider placing a fraud alert or a credit freeze on your credit reports. This can help prevent new credit accounts from being opened in your name without your permission.
  4. Stay Informed: Remain vigilant for any phishing attempts or suspicious communications that ask for your personal information.

For more detailed guidance on how to protect your information and to enroll in credit monitoring services, please refer to the consumer notice provided by Golden Corral, available at the bottom of this page in PDF format.

About Golden Corral Corporation

Golden Corral, established in 1973, operates over 500 company and franchise restaurants across 42 states. Known for its buffet-style dining including freshly grilled steaks and a variety of other menu items, Golden Corral prides itself on offering quality food at reasonable prices in a family-friendly atmosphere. The corporation is headquartered in Raleigh, NC, and continues to focus on innovation and exceptional service.

For further details on the breach and Golden Corral's ongoing response, please visit the Maine Attorney General's website and the Texas Attorney General's website.

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