Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Data Breach

By
Will Gendron
Mar 12, 2024 3:08 PM
PG Publishing Company has experienced a data breach potentially compromising subscriber's personal information. The specific data involved is not detailed but could include contact details, payment information, and account credentials. The company is offering complimentary credit monitoring and identity protection services for those affected.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Data Breach

Immediate Action Required: PG Publishing Company Data Breach Notification

PG Publishing Company, the entity behind the well-known Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, has recently experienced a cybersecurity incident that may have compromised personal information. The Post-Gazette is a leading news source, providing comprehensive coverage of local and national events through its website, post-gazette.com.

What Happened?

On March 7, 2024, PG Publishing Company disclosed a data breach involving unauthorized access to consumer data. If you are a subscriber or have interacted with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, your name and certain unspecified data elements may have been exposed.

What Information Was Involved?

The specific data elements that were potentially accessed have not been detailed in the notice. However, it is common in such breaches for information like contact details, payment information, and account credentials to be at risk.

What Are We Doing?

PG Publishing Company has taken steps to secure its systems and prevent further unauthorized access. They have implemented additional security measures and are offering 24 months of complimentary credit monitoring and identity protection services to those affected. To enroll in these services, please visit IDX's enrollment page using the enrollment code provided in the notice sent to you.

What You Can Do.

  • Monitor Your Accounts: Keep an eye on your financial and personal accounts for any unusual activity.
  • Enroll in Complimentary Services: Take advantage of the free credit monitoring and identity protection services offered by PG Publishing Company. The deadline for enrollment is June 7, 2024.
  • Credit Reports: You are entitled to a free credit report annually from Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. Visit Annual Credit Report or call 1-877-322-8228 to request yours.
  • Fraud Alerts and Credit Freezes: Consider placing a fraud alert or a credit freeze on your credit files. This can help prevent credit, loans, and services from being approved in your name without consent.

Additional Resources.

For more information on how to protect yourself, you can contact the major credit bureaus:

You can also reach out to the Federal Trade Commission at identitytheft.gov, call 1-877-ID-THEFT (1-877-438-4338), or contact your state Attorney General.

Need More Help?

If you have questions or need assistance, PG Publishing Company has set up a dedicated assistance line at 1-888-904-6019, available Monday through Friday, 9 am to 9 pm Eastern Time, excluding holidays.

Stay Vigilant.

It's crucial to stay informed and take action when your personal information is at risk. By following the steps outlined above, you can help protect your identity and financial well-being. Remember, PG Publishing Company is committed to assisting you through this process and providing the necessary resources to safeguard your information.

For the official disclosure of the data breach, please refer to the notice on the Massachusetts Attorney General's website.

Remember, knowledge and prompt action are your best defenses against the consequences of a data breach. Stay alert and protect your personal information.

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