St. Marys Cement Data Breach Exposes Sensitive PII

By
Will Gendron
May 7, 2024 5:07 PM
Explore the details of St. Marys Cement's data breach, including exposed personal and financial information. Learn steps to protect your identity.
St. Marys Cement Data Breach Exposes Sensitive PII

The Late Summer 2023 Security Incident

In late summer of 2023, St. Marys Cement U.S. LLC identified a security breach within their IT infrastructure. An unauthorized third party managed to gain access to certain parts of the system. The company promptly initiated an investigation with the help of an external forensic firm to ascertain the extent of the breach and to secure and restore the affected systems.

Information Exposed

During the investigation, it was determined that the data accessed may include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Date of birth
  • Demographic and background information
  • Government-issued identification numbers (e.g., Social Security number, driver’s license or state identification number, passport number, alien registration number)
  • Financial information (e.g., bank account information, credit card number)
  • Medical history, treatment, and insurance information

St. Marys Cement U.S. LLC's Response

Upon discovering the incident, St. Marys Cement took immediate action to mitigate the breach by employing a series of security measures and engaging forensic experts to assist in the investigation and restoration of security to their systems. They have also implemented enhanced security protocols to prevent future incidents.

To further protect affected individuals, St. Marys Cement is offering a complimentary 24-month membership to Experian’s® IdentityWorksSM, a service providing identity theft detection and resolution tools. Affected individuals can activate this membership by following the instructions provided in the notice to consumers.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you believe your information may have been compromised in this breach, it is crucial to remain vigilant and monitor your financial accounts and credit reports for any unusual activity. Here are several steps you can take:

  • Regularly review your account statements and credit reports.
  • Consider placing a credit freeze on your files, which makes it harder for identity thieves to open accounts in your name.
  • Set up fraud alerts on your credit reports, which warn creditors to verify your identity before opening new accounts.
  • Utilize the identity protection services provided by St. Marys Cement through Experian.

For detailed instructions on how to enroll in Experian’s IdentityWorks, and additional protective measures, please refer to the consumer notice provided by St. Marys Cement. You can find more information on how to protect your personal data and respond to identity theft at the Federal Trade Commission’s website.

About St. Marys Cement U.S. LLC

St. Marys Cement U.S. LLC is a prominent player in the construction industry, specializing in the production of cement. The company prides itself on its state-of-the-art facilities and a strong commitment to customer service, community engagement, and technological innovation.

For further details on the breach and how to protect your information, please refer to the official disclosure on the Massachusetts Attorney General's website.

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