Jacksonville Beach Data Breach

By
Will Gendron
Mar 21, 2024 4:54 PM
The Jacksonville Beach data breach has affected 320 individuals, exposing names, addresses, and Social Security numbers. If you're impacted, learn steps to protect your information from potential fraud.

Understanding the Jacksonville Beach Data Breach

Recently, the City of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, experienced a data breach that has impacted residents, potentially including those in Texas. The breach involved sensitive consumer information, including names, addresses, and Social Security numbers. This incident was made public on March 21, 2024, and has since been a concern for many.

What Information Was Compromised?

In the breach, several types of personal information were exposed:

  • Names of individuals
  • Residential addresses
  • Social Security numbers

This kind of information can be used for identity theft and other fraudulent activities, which is why it's crucial to understand the severity of the situation.

How Many People Are Affected?

In the state of Texas alone, the breach has affected 320 individuals. While this number may seem small compared to the population, the impact on each person can be significant.

How Was the Breach Disclosed?

The City of Jacksonville Beach has reported the breach to the Attorney General's office in Texas, as required by law. The full disclosure can be found on the Texas Attorney General's website, which provides more details about the incident. You can access the disclosure here.

Notification to Consumers

Those affected by the breach were notified via U.S. Mail. If you believe you may have been impacted and have not received a notice, it is important to take proactive steps to safeguard your information.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you suspect that your information has been compromised in the Jacksonville Beach data breach, here are some steps you can take:

  1. Monitor your credit reports and financial statements for any unauthorized activity.
  2. Consider placing a fraud alert or a credit freeze on your credit files.
  3. Report any suspicious transactions to your bank or credit card issuer immediately.
  4. Stay vigilant and change passwords for online accounts, especially if you use similar passwords across multiple sites.
  5. Contact the City of Jacksonville Beach for further guidance and support.

Conclusion

Being informed about the Jacksonville Beach data breach is the first step in protecting yourself from potential identity theft and fraud. By taking the necessary precautions and staying informed, you can mitigate the risks associated with this unfortunate event. For more detailed information and assistance, visit the disclosure on the Texas Attorney General's website. Remember, staying proactive about your personal information is the best defense against data breaches.

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