Guido Companies, Inc. Data Breach Affects 2,144 People in Texas

Will Gendron
May 7, 2024 4:53 PM
Data breach at Guido Companies exposed personal, financial, and medical info of 2,144 people.

The May 2024 Data Breach

What Happened?

Recently, Guido Companies, Inc., a prominent construction management and general contracting firm based in South Texas, experienced a significant data breach. This incident resulted in the exposure of sensitive information belonging to 2,144 individuals. The breach was officially disclosed to the Texas Attorney General's office, and details were published on May 3, 2024. The types of data compromised include personal identification, financial, and medical information.

Information Exposed

The data breach led to unauthorized access to various types of consumer information:

  • Name of individual
  • Address
  • Social Security Number Information
  • Driver’s License number
  • Government-issued ID number (e.g., passport, state ID card)
  • Financial Information (e.g., account number, credit or debit card number)
  • Medical Information
  • Health Insurance Information

Guido Companies, Inc.'s Response

In response to the breach, Guido Companies, Inc. has taken several steps to address the situation and mitigate any potential damage. The company has notified affected individuals through both their website and direct mail. They are likely working with cybersecurity experts to secure their systems and prevent future breaches.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you believe you are affected by this data breach, it is crucial to act promptly to protect your personal information:

  1. Monitor Your Accounts: Regularly check your bank statements, credit card statements, and any other financial documents for unauthorized transactions.
  2. Credit Freeze or Fraud Alert: Consider placing a credit freeze or fraud alert on your credit reports to prevent new accounts from being opened in your name.
  3. Review Your Medical Statements: Look for any unfamiliar claims or charges. This could indicate that someone else is using your health insurance.
  4. Change Passwords: Update passwords on sensitive accounts, especially if you use similar passwords across multiple sites.
  5. Stay Informed: Keep an eye on communications from Guido Companies, Inc. for any updates or additional support they may offer.

About Guido Companies, Inc.

Guido Companies, Inc. has been a leading figure in the construction industry of South Texas for over 80 years. Known for their expertise in both renovations and new constructions, they have built a reputation for excellence and reliability in the region.

For more detailed information regarding the breach and ongoing updates, please visit the Texas Attorney General's data breach report.

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