Martin's Data Breach Exposes Social Security Numbers

By
Will Gendron
Mar 20, 2024 1:14 PM
"Affected by the Martin's Inc data breach? Personal information including names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and more may have been compromised. Learn about the breach, the types of information exposed, and how to protect yourself."

The March 7, 2024 Data Breach

Martin's Inc experienced a significant data security incident that may have compromised sensitive personal information. The breach was identified and reported to the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, and a detailed notice was issued to potentially affected individuals.

Information Exposed

The following types of consumer information were exposed in the breach:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Limited benefits information

Martin's Inc's Response

In response to the data breach, Martin's Inc has taken several steps to address the issue and prevent future occurrences. The company has deployed enhanced endpoint monitoring software, performed a global password reset, and implemented additional security controls. Furthermore, Martin's Inc is offering identity theft protection services through IDX, which includes credit and CyberScan monitoring, a $1,000,000 insurance reimbursement policy, and fully managed identity theft recovery services. Affected individuals are encouraged to enroll in these services to protect their information.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you believe your information was compromised in this breach, there are several actions you can take to protect yourself:

  • Contact IDX to enroll in the free identity protection services by calling 1-888-396-1514 or visiting IDX Account Creation.
  • Consider placing a security freeze on your credit reports. This can be done free of charge and will prevent credit agencies from releasing your information without written authorization.
  • Obtain a police report if you are the victim of identity theft. Under Massachusetts law, you are entitled to obtain any police report filed regarding this incident.
  • Monitor your financial accounts for any unauthorized activity and report any suspicious transactions immediately.

About Martin's Inc

Martin's Inc, a leading national wholesale distributor, was founded in 1953. The company has built a significant presence across all regions of the country, serving as an integrator of the consumption chain. Martin's Inc is recognized for its ethical and respectful business practices and has been ranked among the best companies to work for in Brazil by Great Place to Work. The company employs over 4,000 people and is committed to innovation and customer service excellence.

For more detailed information on the data breach and how to protect your information, please refer to the Notice to Consumers provided by Martin's Inc.

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