Sun Taiyang Co Data Breach

By
Will Gendron
Mar 11, 2024 2:41 PM
The data breach at Sun Taiyang Co., Ltd. has potentially compromised sensitive personal and financial information of 163 individuals in Texas, including names, addresses, Social Security Numbers, driver's license numbers, other government-issued ID numbers, medical and health insurance details. The breach may lead to identity theft or financial fraud. Affected individuals are advised to monitor their accounts, consider credit freeze or fraud alert, stay vigilant against phishing attempts, and report any suspected identity theft.

The June 2023 Data Breach

In June 2023, Sun Taiyang Co., Ltd., experienced a significant cybersecurity incident. The breach was identified and promptly reported, with investigations revealing that unauthorized access to sensitive data had occurred. This breach involved a wide array of personal information, potentially affecting numerous individuals.

Information Exposed

The following types of consumer information were compromised:

  • Name of individual
  • Address
  • Social Security Number Information
  • Driver’s License number
  • Government-issued ID number (e.g., passport, state ID card)
  • Financial Information (e.g., account number, credit or debit card number)
  • Medical Information
  • Health Insurance Information
  • Date of Birth

HL Choice's Response

Upon discovering the breach, Sun Taiyang Co. took immediate action to secure their networks and mitigate further damage. An investigation was launched with the assistance of cybersecurity experts to assess the extent of the breach and identify the compromised data. The company has since implemented significant security enhancements recommended by cybersecurity professionals to strengthen their network and prevent future incidents. They are also offering affected individuals complimentary identity theft protection and credit monitoring services through IDX, which includes a $1,000,000 insurance reimbursement policy and fully managed ID theft recovery services.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you believe your information may have been compromised in this breach, it is crucial to act swiftly to protect your identity:

  1. Enroll in Credit Monitoring: Take advantage of the free services provided by IDX. You can enroll here.
  2. Monitor Your Accounts: Keep an eye on your financial statements and credit reports for any unauthorized activity. You are entitled to a free credit report every 12 months from each of the major credit bureaus, which you can obtain through AnnualCreditReport.com.
  3. Place Fraud Alerts and Security Freezes: Consider placing a fraud alert and a security freeze on your credit reports. This will make it harder for identity thieves to open accounts in your name. More information can be found directly at the websites of the major credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.
  4. Stay Informed: Regularly review the guidance provided by the Federal Trade Commission on dealing with data breaches and identity theft.

For further details on the breach and the company's response, you can view the official disclosures on the Texas Attorney General's website and the Massachusetts Attorney General's website.

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