Green Diamond Data Breach Exposes Social Security Numbers

Will Gendron
Apr 22, 2024 11:39 AM
Explore the June 2023 data breach at Green Diamond, affecting personal data including SSNs. Learn steps to protect your identity.

June 2023 Data Breach

On June 26, 2023, Green Diamond Resource Company detected suspicious activities within their network systems, which was confirmed the following day. This unauthorized access was quickly identified, and measures were taken to secure the network and mitigate any potential damage. An extensive investigation was conducted with the help of third-party cybersecurity experts, which revealed that an unknown actor had infiltrated certain parts of the company's network. The breach was contained by June 27, 2023, but the full scope and impact of the incident were not fully understood until a detailed review was completed on February 23, 2024. For more details, you can view the disclosure on the Maine Attorney General's website, Texas Attorney General's website, Massachusetts Attorney General's website, and the California Attorney General's website.

Information Exposed

The following types of personal information were potentially compromised:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Social Security Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License Number
  • Government-issued ID Number
  • Financial Information (e.g., account numbers, credit/debit card numbers along with security codes, access codes, passwords, or PINs)
  • Medical Information
  • Health Insurance Information

Green Diamond Resource Company's Response

Upon discovering the breach, Green Diamond took immediate action to secure their systems and mitigate any potential impact. This included deploying advanced threat protection and monitoring tools and enhancing their cybersecurity measures to prevent future incidents. The company has also cooperated fully with law enforcement to support the ongoing investigation. To support those potentially affected, Green Diamond is offering 24 months of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection services through TransUnion. Affected individuals are encouraged to enroll in these services to safeguard their personal information.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you believe your information may have been compromised in this breach, it is crucial to remain vigilant by monitoring your account statements and credit reports for any unauthorized activity. Consider enrolling in the credit monitoring service offered by Green Diamond. Additionally, you may want to place a fraud alert or a credit freeze on your credit files, 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 at the bottom of this page.

About Green Diamond Resource Company

Green Diamond Resource Company is a family-owned forest products company with over a century of experience in sustainable forest management. Headquartered in Seattle, the company owns and manages forest lands across several states, emphasizing environmental responsibility and community engagement.

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