Kwik Industries Data Breach Affects 765 Texans

By
Will Gendron
May 17, 2024 11:54 AM
Data breach at Kwik Industries affected 765 Texans, exposing sensitive personal and financial information.
Kwik Industries Data Breach Affects 765 Texans

The May 2024 Data Breach at Kwik Industries,

What Happened?

Kwik Industries, Inc., a prominent player in the automotive industry, recently reported a significant data breach that has impacted numerous consumers. The breach was disclosed to the Texas Attorney General's office and made public on May 16, 2024. The incident led to the unauthorized access of sensitive personal information belonging to 765 individuals in Texas.

Information Exposed

The data breach exposed a variety of consumer information, including:

  • Name of individual
  • Address
  • Social Security Number Information
  • Driver’s License number
  • Government-issued ID number (e.g., passport, state ID card)
  • Financial Information (e.g., account number, credit or debit card number)
  • Medical Information
  • Health Insurance Information
  • Date of Birth

Kwik Industries, Inc.'s Response

In response to the breach, Kwik Industries, Inc. has taken several steps to address the situation and mitigate any potential harm to affected consumers. The company promptly reported the incident to the relevant authorities and began an investigation to understand the scope and cause of the breach. They have also been working closely with cybersecurity experts to enhance their security measures and prevent future incidents. Affected individuals were notified about the breach through U.S. Mail, ensuring they are aware of the situation and can take necessary precautions.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you believe you might be one of the individuals affected by this data breach, it is important to take immediate action to protect your personal information. Here are some recommended steps:

  1. Monitor your financial accounts closely for any unauthorized activity. Immediately report any suspicious transactions to your financial institution.
  2. Consider placing a fraud alert or a credit freeze on your credit reports. This can help prevent new credit accounts from being opened in your name without your consent.
  3. Review your credit reports for accuracy. You can obtain a free copy of your credit report annually from each of the three major credit reporting agencies at AnnualCreditReport.com.
  4. Be vigilant against potential phishing attempts. Do not provide personal information over the phone or via email unless you are sure of the recipient's identity.

About Kwik Industries, Inc.

Kwik Industries, Inc. is well-known in the automotive sector, primarily for their Kwik Kar service centers, which offer a range of automotive maintenance services. The company has established a reputation for quality and reliability, serving numerous customers across various locations.

For more detailed information regarding the breach and to view the official disclosure, please visit the Texas Attorney General's website.

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