Lewis Brothers Bakeries Data Breach Affects Social Security Numbers

Will Gendron
May 22, 2024 9:02 AM
Explore how to protect your data after the Lewis Brothers Bakeries breach, exposing names and SSNs.
Lewis Brothers Bakeries Data Breach Affects Social Security Numbers

The April 2024 Security Incident at Lewis Brothers Bakeries, Inc.

On April 1, 2024, Lewis Brothers Bakeries, Inc. (LBBI) discovered an alarming security breach within their network. The breach was first noticed when certain files on the company's servers were found to be encrypted unexpectedly. This prompted an immediate investigation with the help of third-party forensic experts.

The investigation revealed that there was unauthorized access to LBBI's network between March 25, 2024, and April 1, 2024. During this period, unidentified cyber intruders copied and extracted data from the network. The comprehensive review concluded on April 18, 2024, pinpointing exactly what information was affected.

Information Exposed

The unauthorized access potentially compromised the following types of consumer information:

  • Name
  • Social Security Number

Lewis Brothers Bakeries, Inc.'s Response

Upon discovering the breach, LBBI acted swiftly to secure their systems and mitigate any potential damage. They notified federal law enforcement and are collaborating closely to prevent future incidents. In response to the breach, LBBI has also implemented additional security measures and provided training to its employees to strengthen their defense against such cyber-attacks.

Furthermore, LBBI is offering 12 months of complimentary credit monitoring services through Experian to all impacted individuals. They are also providing resources and guidance on how to protect oneself from identity theft and fraud, including instructions on how to place a fraud alert and security freeze on one's credit file.

For detailed information on the steps taken by LBBI and services offered, you can view the official notice provided to consumers on the Maine Attorney General's website and the Massachusetts Attorney General's website.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you believe your information might have been compromised in this breach, it is crucial to act promptly to protect your identity:

  1. Monitor Your Accounts: Regularly review your bank, credit card, and other financial statements for any unauthorized activity.
  2. Enroll in Credit Monitoring: Take advantage of the free credit monitoring service offered by LBBI to stay informed of changes to your credit report.
  3. Place Fraud Alerts and Credit Freezes: Consider placing a fraud alert or a credit freeze on your credit reports to prevent new accounts from being opened in your name without your consent.
  4. Report Suspicious Activity: If you detect any suspicious activity, immediately report it to your financial institution and consider filing a report with the Federal Trade Commission or your local law enforcement.

About Lewis Brothers Bakeries, Inc.

Lewis Brothers Bakeries, Inc., widely recognized for their Bunny Bread brand, is a prominent player in the food production industry. Based in Central City, Kentucky, the company has been serving quality baked goods for several decades, emphasizing freshness and quality in their wide range of products. For more information about the company, visit their official website at bunnybread.net.

By taking these steps, you can help safeguard your personal information and reduce the risk of identity theft. It's also advisable to stay informed about the latest developments in this data breach by checking updates from LBBI and relevant authorities.

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