Organized Living Data Breach: Know Your Rights

By
Will Gendron
Apr 5, 2024 4:12 PM
Data breach at Organized Living affects employees, exposing SSNs, financial & health info. Act now to protect your identity.

On March 13, 2024, Organized Living identified a significant security incident involving a phishing ransomware attack that compromised sensitive data. The breach was discovered when unusual activity was detected on their network systems. Immediate actions were taken to secure the systems and an investigation was launched to determine the extent of the breach.

Information Exposed

The following types of consumer information were exposed in the breach:

  • Name
  • Contact information
  • Social security number
  • Date of birth
  • Financial data
  • Health insurance policy information
  • Dates of employment

Organized Living's Response

Upon discovering the breach, Organized Living acted swiftly to mitigate the damage. The company:

  • Locked down electronic information to prevent further unauthorized access.
  • Notified law enforcement to ensure a thorough investigation.
  • Engaged an information technology consultancy group to aid in securing their systems.
  • Began a comprehensive investigation to understand the scope and impact of the breach.
  • Implemented additional security measures to strengthen their network against future attacks.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you believe you have been affected by this data breach, it is crucial to take immediate action to protect your identity and personal information. Here are some recommended steps:

  1. Monitor Your Accounts: Regularly check your bank statements, credit card statements, and any other financial statements for any unauthorized transactions.
  2. Obtain Your Credit Reports: You can get a free copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit reporting agencies once a year by visiting AnnualCreditReport.com.
  3. Place Fraud Alerts: Contact one of the three major credit bureaus to place a fraud alert on your credit reports, which warns creditors to take extra steps to verify your identity before opening new accounts in your name.
  4. Consider a Credit Freeze: A credit freeze makes it harder for identity thieves to open accounts in your name by restricting access to your credit report.
  5. Report Identity Theft: If you suspect identity theft, report it to the Federal Trade Commission through IdentityTheft.gov.

About Organized Living

Organized Living is a leader in the building materials industry, specializing in high-quality home storage and organization products. The company has been leveraging technology and innovation for over a century to meet homeowner needs with reliable and robust storage solutions. Organized Living partners with a nationwide network of dealers and focuses on providing exceptional products and support. For more information, visit their website at Organized Living.

For further details, you can view the full notice to consumers here, which provides additional information and resources for those impacted by the breach.

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