BerryDunn Data Breach Exposes 1.1 Million People To Identity Theft Featured

Lawsuit alleges BerryDunn failed to protect sensitive data by not implementing reasonable data security safeguards in compliance with federal and state laws.

A class action lawsuit was recently filed against accounting an consulting firm Berry Dunn McNeil & Parker LLC (“BerryDunn”) alleging negligence after it was revealed that it failed to protect the personal information of 1.1 million people at a third party vendor used to manage BerryDunn’s Health Analytics Prace Group (“HAPG”).

What Happened?

According to a Notice of Data Breach posted by the Office of the Maine Attorney General, on September 14, 2023, BerryDunn learned that Reliable Networks of Maine, LLC (“Reliable), a third-party service provider, had fallen victim to a cyberattack. During the data security incident, a hacker stole the personally identifiable information of individuals involved in BerryDunn’s HAPG that was stored on Reliable’s computer network. Subsequently, BerryDunn conducted an investigation, where it discovered that the data breach occurred between September 12, 2023, and September 14, 2023.

What Information Was Stolen?

The compromised information includes –

  • names,
  • addresses,
  • driver’s license numbers, and
  • non-driver identification card numbers.

What Is BerryDunn Doing To Protect My Identity?

According to the information contained in the Notice of Data Security Incident being mailed to affected individuals, BerryDunn has taken steps to secure the HAPG data including decommissioning all Berry Dunn systems under Reliable’s control and migrating all HAPG data to secure internal Berry Dunn systems that are continually monitored.

BerryDunn is offering identity theft and credit protection services for those individuals affected by the breach for a period of 12 months.

What Can Identity Thieves Do With My Information?

Stolen personally identifiable information (PII) can be used to commit identity theft, open new credit accounts, make unauthorized purchases or obtain loans. Cyber-criminals have recently targeted America’s essential industries and in so doing have forced millions of Americans to face the fallout from these attacks.

Leaked or stolen data can be sold on the dark web forums and may be used for fraud and medical identity theft, a type of fraud, where threat actors use stolen information to submit forged claims to insurers.

Clients affected by the breach are exposed to a heightened and imminent risk of fraud and identity theft. They must now and in the future closely monitor their financial accounts to guard against identity theft and fraud.

If you receive a data breach notification from BerryDunn, 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 at no cost to you. For more information, please review these recommendations.

Protect Your Identity. Join the BerryDunn Data Breach Class Action.

If you receive a notification letter from BerryDunn, you are at permanent 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.

The lawsuit looks to cover anyone in the USA whose private information was compromised by the breach announced by BerryDunn.

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