MRA Data Breach Affects 3,477 Individuals

By
Will Gendron
May 22, 2024 9:03 AM
Data breach at MRA affected 3,477 people, exposing Social Security numbers. Steps to protect your identity detailed.
MRA Data Breach Affects 3,477 Individuals

July 2023 Data Breach

On July 29, 2023, The Management Association experienced a significant network disruption. The issue was promptly identified, and immediate steps were taken to secure the systems. An extensive internal investigation was launched in conjunction with independent cybersecurity experts to assess and mitigate the situation. By March 1, 2024, the investigation confirmed that certain personal information maintained by MRA was indeed compromised. This breach was reported to have affected a total of 3,477 individuals across the United States.

Information Exposed

  • Social Security Number

MRA's Response

In response to the data breach, MRA took several corrective actions. The company has offered affected consumers 12 or 24 months of complimentary credit monitoring and identity protection services. Additional technical safeguards have been implemented to enhance the security of their systems. MRA continues to work with cybersecurity specialists to monitor their systems for any unusual activity to prevent future incidents. Full details of their response can be found on the Maine Attorney General's website.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you believe your information may have been compromised in this breach, it is crucial to take action to protect your identity. Here are some steps you can follow:

  1. Enroll in the credit monitoring and identity protection services offered by MRA. You can enroll using the instructions provided in the notice sent to affected consumers.
  2. Regularly review your account statements and credit reports for any unauthorized activity. You are entitled to a free credit report every 12 months from each of the major credit reporting agencies, which can be obtained at www.annualcreditreport.com.
  3. Consider placing a fraud alert on your credit files, which makes it harder for identity thieves to open accounts in your name. Contact any of the three major credit bureaus to place an alert.
  4. As a more stringent measure, you may place a credit freeze on your reports, which prevents creditors from accessing your credit report entirely.
  5. Keep an eye out for any signs of identity theft and report any suspicious activity to the relevant authorities and the FTC at www.identitytheft.gov.
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