SALT LAKE CITY — Trucking company C.R. England Inc. reported a data breach affecting as many as 224,572 individuals.
According to an official filing by the company, the breached information includes affected parties’ names and Social Security numbers.
On May 23, C.R. England filed official notice of the breach and sent out data breach letters to all affected parties.
“If you received a data breach notification, it is essential you understand what is at risk and what you can do about it,” said attorney J.D. Supra.
“Receiving a data breach letter can be a bit alarming, and for good reason, as it means that a total stranger—and potentially a criminal — accessed your personal data. Given the risks involved, it is important you remain vigilant after a data breach… .”
Supra said there are steps to take if someone’s information has been leaked. Click here to read more.
Based on a May 23 letter to those impacted by the breach, C.R. England reports that on Oct. 30, 2021, the company first detected unauthorized activity across its computer systems.
Upon learning of the intrusion, the company secured its systems and worked to terminate the unauthorized access. C.R. England also secured the assistance of third-party cybersecurity professionals to investigate the incident.
The investigation into the C.R. England breach confirmed that sensitive consumer information was contained in the affected files.
Subsequently, the company reviewed all the files to determine the nature of the compromised information and who it belonged to. C.R. England completed this process on April 20, confirming that the names and social security numbers of 224,572 people were accessible to the unauthorized party.
On May 23, C.R. England sent out data breach letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.
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