Mana Products Data Breach Exposes Social Security Numbers

By
Will Gendron
Apr 30, 2024 3:41 PM
Data breach at Mana Products exposed names and SSNs. If affected, secure your identity with free credit monitoring.
Mana Products Data Breach Exposes Social Security Numbers

The September 2023 Data Breach

On or about September 2, 2023, Mana Products, Inc. detected suspicious activity within its computer systems. This was quickly identified as a security breach when an unauthorized actor accessed the company's network. The intrusion occurred over a brief period, from September 2 to September 4, 2023. During this time, the attacker potentially accessed and/or acquired a limited number of files without authorization. The breach was thoroughly investigated, and it was determined that specific personal information was involved.

Information Exposed

  • Name
  • Social Security Number

Mana Products' Response

Upon discovering the suspicious activity, Mana Products acted to secure its systems and mitigate any potential damage. The company engaged in a comprehensive investigation to understand the scope of the breach and identify the individuals affected. This process concluded on March 6, 2024, with the realization that personal information, including names and Social Security numbers, had been compromised.

Mana Products has since taken several steps to enhance its security measures and prevent future incidents. These include implementing additional safeguards, enhancing employee training on data security, and working closely with federal law enforcement to address the situation. Furthermore, the company is offering 12 months of free credit monitoring through Experian to all affected individuals to help protect their identities.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you believe your information was compromised in this breach, it is crucial to act immediately to protect yourself from potential identity theft:

  • Enroll in the free credit monitoring service offered by Mana Products. This service can help you monitor your credit reports and alert you to any unusual activity.
  • Regularly review your account statements and credit reports for any unauthorized transactions or changes. You can obtain a free credit report annually from each of the three major credit reporting agencies at AnnualCreditReport.com.
  • Consider placing a fraud alert or a credit freeze on your credit reports. This can make it more difficult for identity thieves to open accounts in your name.
  • Stay vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the relevant authorities, including the Federal Trade Commission and your local law enforcement.

For more detailed information and assistance, you can visit the disclosure to the Maine Attorney General.

About Mana Products, Inc.

Mana Products, Inc. is a pioneer in the cosmetics industry, known for its beauty product development and manufacturing. With over 40 years of experience, the company operates across development & manufacturing, brand acceleration, and private label services.

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