Inteplast Group Data Breach Exposes PII of 7,717 People

Will Gendron
May 7, 2024 5:03 PM
Explore steps to protect your data after the Inteplast Group breach exposing names and SSNs. Visit the link for identity monitoring services.

The March 2024 Data Breach at Inteplast Group

In early March 2024, Inteplast Group experienced a significant data breach involving unauthorized access to sensitive consumer data. The breach was first discovered on March 18, 2024, and was subsequently reported to the Attorney General's office in Maine. The breach occurred due to a security incident at Formosa Plastics Corporation, a vendor managing certain data for Inteplast Group. This incident allowed unauthorized parties to access parts of the company's data.

Information Exposed

  • Names
  • Social Security Numbers

Inteplast Group's Response

Upon discovery, Formosa Plastics Corporation promptly initiated an investigation to determine the scope and source of the breach. They have since implemented robust security measures to prevent future incidents. These measures include enhancing their security protocols, conducting regular security assessments, and training employees on cybersecurity best practices. Inteplast Group is actively monitoring the effectiveness of these improvements to ensure the security of their data.

Furthermore, Inteplast Group has arranged for affected individuals to receive two years of complimentary identity monitoring services through ID Watchdog, a reputable service that offers proactive monitoring and identity theft protection.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you believe your information was compromised in this breach, it is crucial to take immediate action to protect your identity:

  1. Enroll in ID Watchdog: Use the provided link to activate your complimentary identity monitoring services. This service will alert you to any suspicious activities involving your personal information.
  2. Monitor Your Accounts: Regularly review your account statements and credit reports. You can obtain a free credit report once every 12 months from each of the three major credit reporting agencies at
  3. Place Fraud Alerts: Contact one of the major credit bureaus—Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion—to request a fraud alert on your credit report. This makes it harder for identity thieves to open accounts in your name.
  4. Consider a Security Freeze: A security freeze prevents creditors from accessing your credit report, which can stop new accounts from being opened in your name. Contact each credit bureau to set this up.
  5. Report Suspicious Activities: If you detect any unusual activity, report it immediately to the relevant financial institutions, the Federal Trade Commission, and local law enforcement.

For more detailed information on how to protect yourself, visit the Federal Trade Commission's identity theft website.

About Inteplast Group

Inteplast Group, founded in 1991 and headquartered in Livingston, New Jersey, is the largest manufacturer of integrated plastics in North America. The company operates three divisions—AMTOPP, Integrated Bagging Systems (IBS), and World-Pak—offering a diverse range of products from plastic films to synthetic wood products. Their extensive manufacturing facility in Lolita, Texas, is among the largest of its kind globally.

For further details on the breach and how to protect your information, you can view the official notice on the Maine Attorney General's website.

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