MSI Data Breach

By
Will Gendron
Mar 15, 2024 12:12 PM
MSI United States has reported a data breach involving vendor DonorPerfect, potentially compromising personal information of associated individuals. No misuse of information has been reported, but MSI is taking precautionary measures. DonorPerfect is offering credit monitoring services to mitigate risks. Affected individuals are advised to monitor their accounts for unauthorized activity and consider additional security measures such as fraud alerts and security freezes.

Notice of MSI United States Data Breach

MSI United States has recently informed the public of a data breach concerning one of their vendors, DonorPerfect. This incident may have compromised personal information of individuals associated with MSI. It's important to note that while there is no evidence of misuse of this information, MSI is taking this matter seriously and has taken steps to address the situation.

DonorPerfect discovered the breach and swiftly implemented measures to bolster network security to prevent future occurrences. They have also engaged with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement to support ongoing investigations aimed at bringing the perpetrator to justice.

To address potential risks, DonorPerfect is offering credit monitoring services through IDX. These services include 12 months of credit monitoring, CyberScan identity protection, a $1 million identity fraud loss reimbursement policy, and fully managed identity theft recovery services. If you wish to utilize these services, contact DonorPerfect at creditmonitoring@donorperfect.com.

Steps to Protect Your Personal Data

MSI encourages individuals to remain vigilant by reviewing account statements and monitoring credit reports for unauthorized activity. If you notice any suspicious transactions, it's crucial to report them promptly to your financial institution. Remember, you are not liable for unauthorized charges if reported in a timely manner.

You're entitled to a free credit report every 12 months from each of the three nationwide credit reporting companies. To request your report, visit AnnualCreditReport.com or call 1-877-322-8228. The contact details for the credit reporting companies are as follows:

For further assistance or inquiries, reach out to Kate Greenberg at 718-810-2461 or via email at kate.greenberg@msichoices.org.

Additional Security Measures

Consider placing a fraud alert on your credit reports, which warns creditors that you may be a victim of identity theft. This alert can make it harder for someone to open accounts in your name. You can place an initial fraud alert, which lasts for one year, or an extended alert, which lasts for seven years after providing proof of identity theft.

A security freeze is another robust tool that prevents credit bureaus from releasing your credit report without your consent, making it more difficult for identity thieves to open new accounts. To place a security freeze, you must contact each credit reporting agency directly.

If you suspect identity theft, report it to the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338) or www.ftc.gov/idtheft, your local law enforcement, and your state's Attorney General's office. Obtain a police report as it may be required by creditors to correct your records.

Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) ensures the accuracy and privacy of information in consumer reporting agencies' files. You have the right to be informed if your file has been used against you, to know the contents of your file, to dispute inaccurate information, and to have incorrect information corrected or deleted. For a comprehensive summary of your rights under the FCRA, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

For those affected by the MSI United States data breach, it's crucial to take immediate action to safeguard your personal information. By staying informed and proactive, you can mitigate the risks of identity theft and protect your financial well-being.

For more details on the breach and the steps MSI is taking, you can view the full disclosure on the Massachusetts Attorney General's website.

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