VeriSource Data Breach: 12-Month Credit Monitoring Offered

By
Will Gendron
May 7, 2024 5:14 PM
Data breach at VeriSource exposed Social Security Numbers. Enroll in free credit monitoring to protect your identity.
VeriSource Data Breach: 12-Month Credit Monitoring Offered

The February 2024 Data Breach at VeriSource Services, Inc.

On February 28, 2024, VeriSource Services, Inc. detected unusual activity that disrupted access to some of its systems. This was the beginning of a security incident that led to the unauthorized acquisition of certain personal information by an unknown actor on or around February 27, 2024. The company, which specializes in employee benefits administration, quickly responded by securing its network and initiating an investigation with the help of a leading, independent digital forensics and incident response firm. The investigation concluded on April 23, 2024, determining that sensitive data had indeed been compromised.

Information Exposed

  • Social Security Number

VeriSource Services, Inc.'s Response

In response to the breach, VeriSource Services, Inc. took immediate steps to secure its environment and mitigate any potential impact of the breach. They reported the incident to the FBI and are cooperating with ongoing investigations. The company has also implemented additional security measures to strengthen their systems against future attacks. Furthermore, VeriSource is offering affected individuals complimentary credit monitoring and identity theft protection services through IDX, a company specializing in data breach and recovery services. These services include 12 months of credit and CyberScan monitoring, a $1,000,000 insurance reimbursement policy, and fully managed identity 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 take action to protect yourself:

  1. Enroll in Credit Monitoring: Take advantage of the free credit monitoring offered by VeriSource. This can help you detect any irregular activity and respond quickly.
  2. Monitor Your Accounts: Keep an eye on your financial statements and accounts for any unauthorized transactions. Report any suspicious activity to your financial institution immediately.
  3. Place Fraud Alerts: Contact one of the major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion) to place a fraud alert on your credit reports. This makes it harder for identity thieves to open accounts in your name.
  4. Consider a Credit Freeze: A more severe option than a fraud alert, a credit freeze prevents creditors from accessing your credit report entirely, which prevents new account openings.
  5. Secure Your Personal Information: Change passwords for online accounts, especially if you use the same passwords across multiple sites. Use strong, unique passwords for each account.
  6. File a Report: If you suspect identity theft, file a report with the Federal Trade Commission at www.consumer.ftc.gov and contact local law enforcement.

About VeriSource Services, Inc.

VeriSource Services, Inc., established in 1997, focuses on providing high-quality employee benefits administration and enrollment solutions. Leveraging advanced technology and expert staff, they offer customized, cost-effective services tailored to meet the specific needs of their clients.

For further details on the breach and how to protect your information, please refer to the official notice provided by VeriSource Services, Inc.

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