Plymouth Tube Company Data Breach

By
Will Gendron
Mar 20, 2024 1:14 PM
Affected by the Plymouth Tube Company data breach? Learn about the exposure of personal information and steps to protect yourself. Enroll in complimentary identity monitoring by June 13, 2024.

What Happened?

On January 29, 2024, Plymouth Tube Company detected unauthorized activity on its computer systems. The company, a prominent player in the steel tubing industry, acted swiftly to contain the breach and initiated a thorough investigation with the help of a leading cybersecurity firm. It was discovered that an unauthorized individual accessed and copied certain files from the company's systems between January 27 and January 29, 2024. The specific details of the consumer information exposed remain undisclosed at this time.

Plymouth Tube Company has taken steps to address this incident, which includes notifying law enforcement and enhancing their security measures to prevent future breaches. The company has also been transparent in its communication with affected individuals, providing details and recommendations on how to protect their information.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you've been notified that your data may have been compromised in this breach, it's crucial to take immediate action to protect your identity and financial information:

  1. Enroll in Complimentary Identity Monitoring Services: Plymouth Tube Company is offering two years of free identity monitoring through IDX, A ZeroFox Company. This service includes credit and CyberScan monitoring, a $1,000,000 insurance reimbursement policy, and fully managed identity theft recovery services. Enroll by visiting IDX or calling 1-888-586-8722 using the Enrollment Code provided in your notification letter. The deadline for enrollment is June 13, 2024.
  2. Monitor Your Accounts: Keep an eye on your bank statements, credit card statements, and any other financial accounts for unusual activity. Immediately report any suspicious transactions to your financial institution.
  3. Check Your Credit Reports: You are entitled to a free credit report every 12 months from each of the three major credit reporting agencies. Visit Annual Credit Report or call 1-877-322-8228 to request your reports. Consider staggering your requests so that you can monitor your credit throughout the year at no cost.
  4. Consider Placing a Fraud Alert or Credit Freeze: A fraud alert or a credit freeze can make it harder for identity thieves to open accounts in your name. Contact one of the major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion) to place an alert or freeze on your credit report.
  5. Stay Informed and Vigilant: Regularly review and update your security settings on all digital accounts. Use strong, unique passwords for each account and consider using a password manager to keep track of them.

For more detailed information on how to protect yourself from identity theft and what to do if you suspect fraudulent activity, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s Identity Theft website.

Additional Resources

For additional support and to learn more about how to protect yourself from potential identity theft, consider the following resources:

  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC): Provides information on how to report and recover from identity theft. Contact them at 1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338) or visit their website.
  • Contact Your State’s Attorney General: They can offer guidance on specific protection laws in your state.
  • Local Law Enforcement: File a police report if you believe your identity has been stolen. This can help you deal with creditors who need proof of criminal activity.

Remember, taking prompt action can mitigate the risks associated with data breaches. Stay informed, stay vigilant, and protect your personal information.

For more information on the breach and ongoing updates, visit the Massachusetts Attorney General's website.

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