Current and former employees as well as mortgage customers now at permanent risk of identity theft after Academy Mortgage data breach.
On December 20 2023, Academy Mortgage Corporation (“Academy”) filed a notice of data breach with the Attorney General of Maine after discovering that the company was the victim of a cyberattack that occurred back in March 2023. In this notice, Academy explains that the incident resulted in an unauthorized party being able to access both consumers’ and employees’ sensitive information,
The Academy Mortgage data breach was only recently announced, and more information is expected in the near future. However, Academy’s filing with the Attorney General of Maine provides some important information on what led up to the breach. According to this source,
On March 21, 2023, the mortgage lender detected a network security incident that involved the unauthorized access and disabling of some company systems. An investigation, concluded on November 28, 2023, revealed that certain individuals’ personal information may have been accessed.
What Information Was Obtained By The Hackers?
According to the breach notification, the investigation revealed that data obtained by the hackers include:
- dates of birth,
- Social Security numbers..
Upon completing its investigation, Academy Mortgage began sending out a notice of data breach letter to all individuals whose information was affected by the breach.
For current and former employees, this information was maintained for payroll and employment purposes. Non-employees who received a letter are affected because they, their spouse, or someone of whom they are a dependent previously applied for a mortgage with Academy Mortgage Corporation.
What Is Academy Doing To Protect My Identity?
According to the data breach notification submitted to the Maine AG, Academy is offering affected individuals 12 months credit monitoring and protection services.
If you received a data breach notification from Academy Mortgage, it is essential you understand what is at risk and what you can do about it. A data breach lawyer can help you learn more about how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft, as well as discuss your legal options following the Academy Mortgage data breach. For more information, please see our recent piece on the topic here.
Protect Yourself. Join The Academy Mortgage Data Breach Class Action.
If you received a Data Breach Notice from Academy Mortgage, you could now be at risk of identity theft and the devastating financial and legal consequences that go along with it.
You may be eligible to participate in a class action lawsuit to recover compensation for loss of privacy, time spent dealing with the breach, out-of-pocket costs, and more. A successful case could also force Academy Mortgage Corporation to ensure it takes proper steps to protect the information it was entrusted with.
The lawsuit looks to cover anyone in the United States whose private information was compromised by the breach announced by the company in December 2023.
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