Ridge Vineyards Data Breach

By
Will Gendron
Mar 29, 2024 5:08 PM
"Affected by the Ridge Vineyards data breach on Nov 15, 2023? Personal information was compromised. Learn about the types of info involved, steps taken by Ridge Vineyards, and how to protect yourself with free credit monitoring and more. Call 833-918-8989 for assistance."

What Happened?

On November 15, 2023, Ridge Vineyards experienced a cybersecurity event in which an unauthorized third party gained access to their network. The investigation revealed that personal information was compromised during this incident.

What Information Was Involved?

The specific types of consumer information exposed in the breach have not been disclosed publicly. However, Ridge Vineyards has acknowledged the seriousness of the event and has taken steps to address the issue and support those affected.

What Steps Has Ridge Vineyards Taken?

In response to the breach, Ridge Vineyards immediately engaged with law enforcement and cybersecurity experts to investigate and contain the breach. They have also enhanced their security measures to prevent future incidents. In addition, Ridge Vineyards is offering 24 months of complimentary credit monitoring services through Experian to help protect affected individuals.

What Can You Do?

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

  1. Enroll in the free credit monitoring service offered by Ridge Vineyards before the deadline of June 30, 2024.
  2. Monitor your account statements and credit reports for any unauthorized activity.
  3. Consider placing a fraud alert on your credit files. This can be done by contacting one of the three major credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion.
  4. Request a security freeze on your credit reports if you want to prevent new accounts from being opened in your name without your explicit consent.

For More Information

Ridge Vineyards has set up a dedicated toll-free number for those seeking additional information or assistance regarding this breach: 833-918-8989. The line is available Monday through Friday from 8 am - 8 pm Central Time, excluding major U.S. holidays. Be sure to have your engagement number (B118235) ready when you call.

Additional Resources

For further guidance on how to protect yourself from identity theft and what to do if you suspect fraudulent use of your information, you can visit the Federal Trade Commission's website or contact the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office.

To learn more about the incident and Ridge Vineyards' response, you can view the full disclosure on the Massachusetts Attorney General's website.

Remember, staying informed and vigilant is your best defense against the repercussions of data breaches.

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