TransAxle Data Breach

By
Will Gendron
Apr 17, 2024 3:59 PM
401 affected by TransAxle breach. Social Security numbers compromised. Free credit protection offered.

January 2024 Data Breach

On January 19, 2024, TransAxle, a prominent player in the transportation and trucking industry, detected unauthorized access to their system. This discovery set off a sequence of events, leading to a comprehensive investigation conducted with the aid of a cybersecurity firm. The investigation concluded that an unauthorized actor had accessed files containing employee information.

By March 28, 2024, the investigation was completed, and it was confirmed that sensitive data, including Social Security numbers, were among the information potentially compromised. TransAxle took immediate action and began the process of notifying affected individuals, including the 17 residents of Maine, as reported to the Maine Attorney General's office. In total, 401 people across the United States were affected by this breach.

By April 8, 2024, TransAxle reached out to consumers, providing written notices detailing the breach and the steps being taken to mitigate its impact. The company has since implemented additional cybersecurity measures to prevent future incidents and is offering free credit protection services to all affected employees.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you believe you have been affected by the TransAxle data breach, it is crucial to act promptly to protect your identity and personal information.

  1. Enroll in Credit Monitoring/Identity Protection: TransAxle is offering free credit monitoring and identity protection services. Follow the instructions provided in the Notice to Consumers to activate this service.
  2. Monitor Your Accounts: Keep an eye on your credit reports and account statements. You are entitled to one free credit report annually from each of the three major credit reporting bureaus. Visit www.annualcreditreport.com or call 1-877-322-8228 to request yours.
  3. Place a Fraud Alert or Credit Freeze: Consider placing a fraud alert or a credit freeze on your credit reports. This can help prevent unauthorized accounts from being opened in your name. Contact TransUnion, Experian, or Equifax to set up these protective measures.
  4. Stay Informed: For further information, you can reach out to TransAxle's human resources department at humanresources@transaxle.com or by calling 856-665-4445 Ext. 2154.
  5. Report Identity Theft: If you suspect identity theft, contact law enforcement, your state Attorney General, and the Federal Trade Commission at www.identitytheft.gov.

Additional Resources

For more guidance on how to respond to a data breach and protect your personal information, you can visit the websites of the credit reporting bureaus and the FTC. Remember, being proactive and vigilant is key to minimizing the potential damage from a data breach.

TransAxle's commitment to its employees and customers remains steadfast as they navigate the aftermath of this data breach. The company continues to prioritize the security of personal information and is taking the necessary steps to enhance their cybersecurity measures.

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