NALS Data Breach Affects 1,133 Individuals: Details & Response

By
Will Gendron
Mar 6, 2024 3:13 PM
Data breach at NALS Apartment Homes affected 1,133 people, exposing SSNs, IDs, and more. Learn steps to protect your info.

The March 6, 2024, Data Breach

What Happened?

On March 6, 2024, NALS Apartment Homes LLC reported a significant data breach to the Texas Attorney General's office. This incident involved unauthorized access to personal information belonging to 1,133 individuals. The breach notification did not specify the exact date of the incident, but the company acted promptly to disclose the event once discovered.

Information Exposed

The data accessed in the breach included a range of sensitive information, which could potentially be misused if it falls into the wrong hands. The types of consumer information exposed were:

  • Name of individual
  • Address
  • Social Security Number
  • Driver’s License number
  • Government-issued ID number (e.g., passport, state ID card)

NALS Apartment Homes LLC's Response

In response to the data breach, NALS Apartment Homes LLC has taken several steps to address the situation and mitigate any potential harm. The company has notified affected individuals through U.S. Mail, ensuring that they are aware of the breach and can take appropriate actions. Additionally, the company is likely working with cybersecurity experts to strengthen their systems against future attacks, although specific details of these security enhancements have not been disclosed.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you believe you might have been affected by this data breach, it is crucial to take immediate action to protect your personal information:

  1. Monitor Your Accounts: Regularly check your bank statements, credit card statements, and any other financial accounts for unauthorized transactions.
  2. Place Fraud Alerts: Contact one of the major credit bureaus (Experian, TransUnion, Equifax) to request a fraud alert on your credit report. This makes it harder for identity thieves to open accounts in your name.
  3. Consider a Credit Freeze: A more drastic measure than a fraud alert, a credit freeze locks your credit reports and prevents creditors from accessing your credit score and reports.
  4. Review Your Credit Reports: Obtain a free copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus at AnnualCreditReport.com and review them for discrepancies.
  5. Report Suspicious Activity: If you notice any suspicious activity, report it immediately to the relevant financial institution and to the Federal Trade Commission through IdentityTheft.gov.

For more detailed information on the breach and to view the official disclosure, please visit the Texas Attorney General's website.

Taking these steps will help you manage and mitigate any potential risks associated with this data breach. Stay vigilant and proactive in monitoring your personal information.

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