Stresser & Associates Data Breach Includes Social Security Numbers

By
Will Gendron
May 28, 2024 1:08 PM
Data breach at Stresser & Associates, P.C. may involve sensitive personal info. Steps to protect your data detailed.
Stresser & Associates Data Breach Includes Social Security Numbers

What Happened?

Stresser & Associates, P.C., a comprehensive accounting and financial services firm, recently experienced a significant security incident that led to the unauthorized access of sensitive consumer information. This breach was disclosed on May 23, 2024, and involved the exposure of critical personal data.

Information Exposed

The following types of consumer information were compromised:

  • Social Security Number
  • Financial Account Information

Stresser & Associates, P.C's Response

Upon discovering the breach, Stresser & Associates acted swiftly to mitigate the impact on affected individuals and to enhance their security measures. The firm has engaged with cybersecurity experts to thoroughly investigate the incident and has taken steps to strengthen their data protection protocols to prevent future occurrences.

Additionally, Stresser & Associates is offering affected individuals complimentary credit monitoring services through Cyberscout, a TransUnion company. This service includes alerts of changes to your credit file and a $1,000,000 insurance reimbursement policy to cover costs related to identity theft. Enrolment in these services is available for 24 months from the date of notification and must be activated within 90 days.

For detailed information and to enroll in the credit monitoring service, affected individuals can visit the dedicated enrollment website provided in the notice of the breach.

Recommended Actions for Affected Individuals

If you believe your information was compromised in this breach, it is crucial to take immediate steps to protect your identity and financial integrity:

  1. Monitor Your Accounts: Regularly review your financial statements and accounts for any unauthorized activity. Report any suspicious transactions immediately.
  2. Place Fraud Alerts: Contact one of the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion) to request a fraud alert on your credit report. This makes it harder for identity thieves to open accounts in your name.
  3. Consider a Credit Freeze: A more secure option than a fraud alert, a credit freeze will prevent creditors from accessing your credit report entirely. It can be lifted only by you.
  4. Review Credit Reports: Obtain a free credit report from annualcreditreport.com and check for discrepancies or unauthorized accounts.
  5. Stay Informed: Follow updates from Stresser & Associates and watch for any new information that may suggest other steps to take in protecting yourself.

About Stresser & Associates, P.C

Stresser & Associates, P.C., based in Atlanta, Georgia, offers a wide range of services including accounting, tax preparation, fraud investigation, and forensic accounting with over 80 years of combined experience.

For more information on the breach and to view the official notice to consumers, please visit the Massachusetts Attorney General's website.

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