International Gourmet Foods, Inc. Data Breach

By
Will Gendron
Mar 27, 2024 3:22 PM
Affected by the International Gourmet Foods, Inc. data breach? This incident may have compromised personal information of employees. Learn about the types of information involved and steps to protect yourself.
International Gourmet Foods, Inc. Data Breach

The March 8, 2024 Data Breach

On February 7, 2024, International Gourmet Foods, Inc. experienced a significant network disruption that limited access to certain files and systems. This incident was quickly identified as a sophisticated ransomware attack. An immediate investigation was launched with the help of third-party cybersecurity experts to determine the extent and nature of the breach. It was found that unauthorized access to the network had occurred, and a limited amount of data was potentially accessed by the attackers. For more details, you can view the official notice from the company on the Massachusetts Attorney General's website.

International Gourmet Foods, Inc's Response

In response to the breach, International Gourmet Foods, Inc. took several steps to address the situation and prevent future incidents. Law enforcement was notified, and additional security measures were implemented to enhance the protection of the network. The company also arranged for affected individuals to receive complimentary monitoring services for 24 months, along with identity protection services. These services are provided by Cyberscout, a TransUnion company specializing in fraud assistance and remediation services.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected by the Data Breach

If you believe you were affected by this breach, it's important to act promptly to protect your personal information:

  1. Enroll in Credit Monitoring and Identity Protection Services: Affected individuals are eligible for free credit monitoring and identity protection services. To enroll, visit the designated website provided in the notice and use the unique code also provided therein.
  2. Monitor Your Accounts: Keep an eye on your financial accounts and credit reports for any unauthorized activity. You are entitled to a free credit report annually from each of the major credit reporting agencies—TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax. Visit www.annualcreditreport.com or call 1-877-322-8228 to request your reports.
  3. Consider Placing a Fraud Alert or Credit Freeze: You can place a fraud alert on your credit files which helps protect against the opening of new credit accounts in your name. Alternatively, a credit freeze can be placed which stops all access to your credit report.

About International Gourmet Foods, Inc.

International Gourmet Foods, Inc. is a leading wholesale distributor in the food and beverage industry. They service a variety of clients including restaurants, hotels, caterers, and specialty grocery stores primarily along the East Coast. More information about the company can be found on their official website.

For further assistance or inquiries regarding the data breach, affected individuals are encouraged to contact the dedicated assistance line provided in the notice. Remember, taking prompt action can significantly reduce the risk of identity theft and other fraud.

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