Industrial Piping Specialists Data Breach Affects Over 300 Texans

By
Will Gendron
May 17, 2024 11:47 AM
Data breach at Industrial Piping Specialists exposed names and SSNs. Learn steps to protect your information.
Industrial Piping Specialists Data Breach Affects Over 300 Texans

What Happened?

In a recent notification to the Texas Attorney General's office, Industrial Piping Specialists, Inc. (IPS) disclosed a significant data breach that affected personal information of several individuals. The breach was officially published on May 16, 2024, and it involved unauthorized access to sensitive data.

Information Exposed

The following types of consumer information were exposed in the breach:

  • Name of individual
  • Social Security Number Information

Industrial Piping Specialists, Inc.'s Response

Upon discovering the data breach, IPS took immediate steps to secure their systems and mitigate any potential impact on affected individuals. The company has been working closely with cybersecurity experts to enhance their security measures and prevent future incidents. IPS has also provided notice of the data breach to affected consumers through U.S. Mail, ensuring they are informed and can take necessary steps to protect their personal information.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you believe you might have been affected by this data breach, it is crucial to take the following steps:

  1. Monitor your financial accounts for any unusual activity and report any suspicious transactions immediately.
  2. Consider placing a fraud alert or a credit freeze on your credit reports, which can help prevent new credit accounts from being opened in your name without your consent.
  3. Obtain a free credit report from AnnualCreditReport.com to check for discrepancies or unauthorized accounts.
  4. Stay vigilant against phishing attempts. Be cautious of unsolicited communications asking for your personal information or directing you to web pages asking for personal data.

About Industrial Piping Specialists, Inc.

Industrial Piping Specialists, Inc. is a prominent player in the Oil & Energy industry, known for its commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. The company serves a variety of sectors including energy, petrochemical, and general construction industries. IPS prides itself on maintaining comprehensive inventories across multiple locations and providing efficient distribution to meet the stringent fabrication schedules of its customers.

For more detailed information on the breach and IPS's response, please visit the Texas Attorney General's data breach notification page.

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