May Institute Data Breach

By
Will Gendron
Apr 2, 2024 12:18 AM
Data breach at The May Institute affects 12,619, exposing SSNs and driver's licenses. Act now to secure your info.

Description of the Data Breach

On December 14, 2023, The May Institute, Inc. detected suspicious activities within its computer network, indicating a potential security incident. An immediate investigation was launched to determine the nature and scope of the activity. It was discovered that an unauthorized actor potentially accessed or extracted certain files from the network on December 5, 2023. The breach was significant due to the sensitivity of the information involved, including names, Social Security numbers, and driver's license numbers. The investigation is ongoing, and the institute has been working closely with federal law enforcement to address the situation. For further details, you can view the official disclosure on the Maine Attorney General's website and the California Attorney General's website.

Information Exposed

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license number

The May Institute, Inc.'s Response

Upon discovering the data breach, The May Institute, Inc. took immediate steps to secure its systems and mitigate any potential impact. The organization has been working to enhance its security measures and implement additional safeguards to prevent future incidents. Additionally, The May Institute, Inc. has begun providing affected individuals with complimentary access to 24 months of credit monitoring and identity theft protection services through IDX. They have also issued guidance on how to protect against identity theft and fraud, including how to place a fraud alert and security freeze on credit files.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you believe you might have been affected by this data breach, it is crucial to remain vigilant and take steps to protect your personal information. Here are some actions you can consider:

  1. Enroll in the offered credit monitoring and identity theft protection services.
  2. Regularly review your account statements and monitor your credit reports for any unauthorized activity.
  3. Consider placing a fraud alert or a credit freeze on your credit reports. This can help prevent credit, loans, and services from being approved in your name without your consent.
  4. Be cautious of any unsolicited communications asking for your personal information and report any suspicious activity to the relevant authorities.

For detailed instructions on how to protect your personal information, please refer to the notice provided to consumers, which will be available in PDF format at the bottom of this page.

About The May Institute, Inc.

The May Institute, Inc. is a respected nonprofit organization specializing in applied behavior analysis for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. With over 60 years of service, the institute operates across more than 140 locations nationwide, offering a range of educational and rehabilitative services.

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