Nan Ya Plastics USA Data Breach: Here's What Was Exposed

By
Will Gendron
May 30, 2024 7:41 PM
Data breach at Nan Ya Plastics USA exposed names, SSNs, and more. Numerous Texans affected. Take steps to protect your info.
Nan Ya Plastics USA Data Breach: Here's What Was Exposed

The recent data breach at Nan Ya Plastics Corporation USA involved unauthorized access to a portion of the company's data, managed by Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A., a vendor handling certain company data. This incident was discovered and promptly reported, with investigations revealing that the breach occurred due to security lapses at the vendor's end. The breach exposed sensitive personal information of numerous individuals.

Information Exposed

  • Name of individual
  • Social Security Number Information
  • Driver’s License number
  • Medical Information
  • Date of Birth

Nan Ya Plastics Corporation USA's Response

Following the discovery of the breach, Nan Ya Plastics Corporation USA took immediate action to address the situation and mitigate any potential harm. The company has been working closely with Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. to enhance their security measures. This includes implementing additional safeguards, conducting regular security assessments, and providing ongoing training to employees on cybersecurity best practices. Furthermore, the company is offering two years of complimentary identity monitoring services through ID Watchdog to all affected individuals to help protect their identities and monitor for any suspicious activities.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you have been notified that your data was compromised in this breach, it is crucial to take immediate action to protect yourself from potential identity theft:

  1. Enroll in the Complimentary ID Watchdog Service: Take advantage of the identity monitoring services offered by ID Watchdog. You can enroll by visiting ID Watchdog's enrollment page.
  2. Monitor Your Accounts: Keep an eye on your bank statements, credit card statements, and any other financial statements for any unauthorized transactions.
  3. Check Your Credit Reports: Regularly review your credit reports from the three major credit reporting agencies—Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. You can obtain a free credit report annually from AnnualCreditReport.com.
  4. Place Fraud Alerts and Credit Freezes: Consider placing a fraud alert or a security freeze on your credit files. This makes it harder for identity thieves to open accounts in your name.
  5. Report Suspicious Activities: If you detect any suspicious activity, report it immediately to the relevant financial institutions, the Federal Trade Commission, and local law enforcement.

For detailed steps on how to protect yourself and to learn more about your rights, please refer to the full notice of the data breach, which is provided at the bottom of this page in PDF format. Additionally, you can find more information on the data breach disclosure on the Texas Attorney General's website and the Massachusetts Attorney General's website.

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