November 20, 2023
Naulty, Scaricamazza & McDevitt, LLC (“NSM”) is providing notice of an incident that may impact the privacy of individuals information. We are unaware of any attempted or actual misuse of information at this time, but we are providing this notice as a precaution, to provide information about the event, our response, and steps individuals may take to protect their information, should they feel it is necessary to do so.
What Happened? On October 16, 2022, NSM identified suspicious activity on their network. NSM immediately took steps to secure the network, and launched an investigation into the nature and scope of the activity. Through the investigation, NSM determined that an unknown actor gained access to certain systems between October 11, 2022 and October 16, 2022. As a result, the unauthorized actor may have had access to certain files within these systems and information may have been accessed or acquired by the unauthorized actor during this incident. As a result, NSM began a diligent and comprehensive review to identify sensitive information that may have been contained within the impacted systems. NSM worked as quickly as possible to determine those individuals whose information was present and notify them about this incident.
What Information Was Involved? While the specific data elements vary for each potentially affected individual, the scope of information potentially involved includes name, driver’s license number, Social Security number, financial account information, state identification number, government identification number, passport number, payment card information, username and access information, biometric identifier, health insurance information, and medical information. Although this information may have been accessible, there is no indication that this information was misused.
What Is NSM Doing? Upon discovery of the unusual activity, NSM promptly took steps to confirm the security of our systems and commenced an investigation with the assistance of third-party computer forensics specialists. As part of NSM’s ongoing commitment to the privacy of information in our care, NSM is reviewing our policies, procedures, and processes related to the storage and access of sensitive information, and additional workforce training is being conducted to reduce the likelihood of a similar future event. We are also notifying applicable regulatory authorities, as required by law.
What You Can Do? We encourage you to remain vigilant against incidents of identity theft and fraud by reviewing your account statements and monitoring your free credit reports for suspicious activity and to detect errors. Under U.S. law individuals are entitled to one free credit report annually from each of the three major credit reporting bureaus. To order a free credit report, visit www.annualcreditreport.com or call, toll-free, 1-877-322-8228. Individuals may also contact the three major credit bureaus directly to request a free copy of their credit report, place a fraud alert, or a security freeze. Contact information for the credit bureaus is below:
|Equifax Fraud Alert, P.O. Box 105069 Atlanta, GA 30348-5069||Experian Fraud Alert, P.O. Box 9554, Allen, TX 75013||TransUnion Fraud Alert, P.O. Box 2000, Chester, PA 19016|
|Equifax Credit Freeze, P.O. Box 105788 Atlanta, GA 30348-5788||Experian Credit Freeze, P.O. Box 9554, Allen, TX 75013||TransUnion Credit Freeze, P.O. Box 160, Woodlyn, PA 19094|
Individuals can further educate themselves regarding identity theft, fraud alerts, security freezes, and steps to protect their information by contacting the Federal Trade Commission or your state Attorney General. Instances of known or suspected identity theft should be reported to law enforcement and the state attorney general.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please call us toll-free at 855-579-0791, Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., Eastern Time. NSM takes this incident very seriously and sincerely regrets any inconvenience or concern this incident has caused.