V12 Software Data Breach

By
Will Gendron
Mar 21, 2024 3:52 PM
Over 286,000 individuals in Texas have been impacted by a data breach at V12 Software, exposing sensitive information such as names, Social Security Numbers, and driver's license numbers. If you're affected, learn steps to protect your data.
V12 Software Data Breach

What Happened?

V12 Software, Inc., a company specializing in online marketing solutions for dealerships, recently experienced a significant data breach. The breach resulted in the exposure of sensitive consumer information, including names, Social Security numbers, and driver's license numbers. This incident was first reported to the Texas Attorney General's office on March 21, 2024.

The data breach affected a substantial number of individuals, with reports indicating that as many as 286,396 people in Texas were impacted. This breach poses a serious risk of identity theft and fraud for those whose information was compromised.

How V12 Software Responded

Upon discovering the breach, V12 Software took immediate steps to secure their systems and mitigate any further unauthorized access. The company has been working closely with cybersecurity experts to enhance their security measures and prevent future incidents.

In terms of notifying affected individuals, V12 Software has employed various methods to inform consumers about the breach. It is crucial for those affected to stay informed and take appropriate actions to protect their personal information.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you believe your information may have been exposed in this breach, there are several steps you can take to protect yourself:

  1. Monitor Your Accounts: Regularly check your bank statements, credit card statements, and any other financial accounts for unauthorized transactions. If you notice anything suspicious, report it immediately to your financial institution.
  2. Place a Fraud Alert: Contact one of the major credit bureaus (Experian, TransUnion, or Equifax) 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 drastic measure, a credit freeze, will prevent creditors from accessing your credit report entirely. This can prevent new accounts from being opened in your name but doesn't affect your credit score or your ability to use your existing accounts.
  4. Review Your Credit Reports: You are entitled to a free credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus once per year via AnnualCreditReport.com. Review these reports for any accounts or activity that you do not recognize.
  5. Stay Informed: Keep up to date with any new information regarding the breach and follow any recommendations from V12 Software or consumer protection agencies.

For more detailed information and ongoing updates, you can visit the disclosure on the Texas Attorney General's website.

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