Hitachi Data Breach

By
Will Gendron
Apr 10, 2024 9:41 AM
308 Texans affected by Hitachi Energy data breach, exposing names and Social Security Numbers.

What Happened?

A significant data breach was reported by Hitachi Energy USA Inc. This incident has raised concerns, particularly among those who may have had their personal information compromised.

On April 10, 2024, it was disclosed to the Texas Attorney General's office that a data breach exposed sensitive personally identifying information. The info exposed includes names and Social Security Numbers, which are highly sensitive and can be used for identity theft and other fraudulent activities.

The breach has specifically affected 308 individuals in the state of Texas. Hitachi Energy USA Inc., known for its technology solutions and services in the energy sector, has taken steps to notify those impacted by the breach via U.S. Mail and Email.

For those seeking more information, the full disclosure can be found on the Texas Attorney General's website.

Next Steps for Affected Individuals

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

  1. Review Your Accounts: Regularly monitor your financial accounts for any unauthorized activity. If you notice anything suspicious, report it to your financial institution immediately.

  2. Credit Reports: Consider obtaining a free credit report from annualcreditreport.com to check for any discrepancies or unauthorized accounts opened in your name.

  3. Fraud Alerts: Place a fraud alert on your credit files. This warns creditors that you may be a victim of identity theft and they should take extra steps to verify your identity before extending credit.

  4. Credit Freeze: A more secure option is to freeze your credit, which prevents creditors from accessing your credit report altogether. This can help prevent identity thieves from opening new accounts in your name.

  5. Identity Theft Protection Services: You may also want to consider signing up for identity theft protection services, which can provide you with alerts if your personal information is used in ways that do not match your usual patterns.

  6. Stay Informed: Keep up-to-date with any further communications from Hitachi Energy USA Inc. regarding the breach and follow their recommendations.

  7. Report Identity Theft: If you suspect that your identity has been stolen, report it to the Federal Trade Commission at IdentityTheft.gov.

Remember, staying vigilant and proactive is the best defense against the consequences of a data breach. If you have any further questions or need assistance, you can reach out to Hitachi Energy USA Inc. directly or consult with the Texas Attorney General's office for more guidance.

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