JD Russell Company Data Breach Exposes Social Security Numbers and More

Will Gendron
Apr 23, 2024 4:38 PM
Data breach at JD Russell exposed names, SSNs, medical info, and more. If affected, take steps to secure your data.

April 2024 Data Breach Disclosure

What Happened?

The JD Russell Company, a prominent player in the financial services industry, experienced a significant data breach that was publicly disclosed on April 23, 2024. This incident resulted in unauthorized access to sensitive consumer information. The breach was first detected by the company's internal security teams, who immediately took steps to secure the compromised systems and investigate the scope of the exposure.

Information Exposed

During the breach, various types of personal information were accessed by unauthorized parties. The exposed data includes:

  • Name of individual
  • Address
  • Social Security Number Information
  • Driver’s License number
  • Medical Information
  • Health Insurance Information
  • Date of Birth

The JD Russell Company's Response

In response to the breach, The JD Russell Company has implemented security measures to prevent future incidents. These actions include enhancing their cyber security infrastructure and revising their data management protocols. The company has also cooperated with law enforcement and cyber security experts to thoroughly investigate the breach and ensure all vulnerabilities are addressed.

Additionally, JD Russell Company has begun notifying affected individuals through U.S. Mail, providing them with information about the breach and guidance on how to protect their personal information.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you believe you have been affected by this data breach, it is crucial to take immediate action to protect your personal information. Here are some recommended steps:

  1. Monitor your financial accounts for any unauthorized activity and report them to your bank immediately.
  2. Consider placing a fraud alert or a credit freeze on your credit reports.
  3. Review your credit reports regularly to ensure there are no discrepancies.
  4. Be vigilant against phishing attempts. Do not provide personal information over the phone or through email unless you are sure of the recipient's identity.
  5. Visit the Texas Attorney General's website for more information and resources.

About The JD Russell Company

The JD Russell Company is a leading global investment solutions firm, providing a range of investment capabilities to institutional investors, financial intermediaries, and individual investors worldwide. With $1 trillion in assets under advisement and $288.3 billion in assets under management, the company has a significant presence in the financial sector. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, JD Russell operates in 19 cities globally, including major financial hubs like London, New York, and Tokyo.

By staying informed and taking proactive steps, individuals affected by the JD Russell Company data breach can better protect their personal information and mitigate potential risks.

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