J.B. Poindexter Data Breach Affects Social Security Numbers

Will Gendron
Apr 22, 2024 11:41 AM
The J.B. Poindexter data breach involves contact info, SSNs, and birth dates. Check if you're affected and take action.

The April 2024 Data Breach at J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc.

On April 4, 2024, J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc. discovered that their computer network had been compromised due to a ransomware attack. Cybercriminals gained unauthorized access to various components of the company's network, leading to the encryption of certain servers and computers. The breach was identified and actions were taken on the same day to mitigate the incident and prevent future unauthorized access.

Information Exposed

The data breach potentially involved sensitive information related to current and former employees, as well as their dependents. The types of consumer information exposed include:

  • Name of individual
  • Address
  • Social Security Number
  • Driver’s License number
  • Date of Birth
  • Contact information

J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc's Response

In response to the breach, J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc. took immediate steps to secure their systems and mitigate any potential impact. The company's IT team worked diligently to restore the integrity of their network. They also reported the incident to law enforcement and are cooperating with the FBI in their investigation of the cybercriminals.

To further protect the affected individuals, J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc. is offering a two-year identity theft monitoring and restoration plan through NortonLifeLock, which includes credit monitoring, identity monitoring, and other identity theft protection services. Affected individuals can enroll in this service using the instructions provided in the notice they received.

What You Should Do If Affected

If you believe you might be affected by this data breach, it is crucial to remain vigilant and take the following steps to protect your personal information:

  • Monitor your account statements and credit reports closely for any unauthorized activity.
  • Consider placing a fraud alert or a security freeze on your credit reports to prevent new credit accounts from being opened in your name without your consent.
  • Report any suspicious activity to your financial institution and appropriate law enforcement authorities.
  • Take advantage of the identity theft protection services offered by J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc.

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

About J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc

J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc. is a prominent player in the automotive and manufacturing industry, providing a range of products and services including truck and van bodies, pickup truck covers and accessories, and industrial vehicle storage solutions.

For further details on the breach and the company's response, you can view the official data breach notification on the Texas Attorney General's website and the Massachusetts Attorney General's website.

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