Monday, May 20, 2024
Home » From a government consulting firm, hackers stole 340,000 Social Security numbers.

From a government consulting firm, hackers stole 340,000 Social Security numbers.

by Kabir Khan
0 comment
Hackers

Greylock McKinnon Associates (GMA), a U.S. consulting firm, revealed that hackers had compromised up to 341,650 Social Security numbers.

On Friday, the state of Maine’s data breach notifications were made public on its website, which is managed by the government.

Hackers

GMA stated that it was the target of an unidentified cyberattack in May 2023 and that it “promptly took steps to mitigate the incident” in the mail notification of the data breach sent to impacted victims.

Companies and US government organizations, such as the US Department of Justice, that are involved in civil litigation can receive financial and legal support from GMA. GMA notified those impacted by the data breach that their personal information “was obtained by the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) as part of a civil litigation matter” that GMA was supporting, according to the notice of the breach.

The DOJ‘s civil litigation’s motivations and intended outcome are unknown. A request for comment was not answered by a Justice Department spokesperson.

Hackers

“Every great developer you know got there by solving problems they were unqualified to solve until they actually did it.”

Patrick McKenzie

GMA stated that the cyberattack “does not impact your current Medicare benefits or coverage” and that those who were informed of the data breach are “not the subject of this investigation or the associated litigation matters.”

As part of our response to the incident, we notified law enforcement and the Department of Justice and sought advice from outside cybersecurity experts. On February 7, 2024, we were notified which individuals’ personal information was compromised, and we were given their contact details,” the company stated.

Informing victims that “your personal and Medicare information was likely affected in this incident,” GMA said that the information included Social Security numbers, names, dates of birth, home addresses, some medical and health insurance information, and Medicare claim numbers.

The reasons for the nine-month delay in GMA’s discovery of the breach and victims’ notification remain unclear.

Remarks were requested, but neither GMA nor the company’s outside attorney, Robinson & Cole LLP’s Linn Freedman, responded right away.

Hello and welcome to Shuttech.com comments! Kindly ensure that discussions remain polite and focused. We hope that our Community Managers—who will be identified by a label such as “Shuttech Staff” or “Staff”—will encourage constructive and courteous dialogues. When an article is posted, comments are closed for three days to optimize the user experience. Forever open for comments are the Shuttech Finance Conversations message boards. For additional details, see our community guidelines.

You may also like

Leave a Comment

Shuttech.com is a pioneering technology blog website that has garnered significant attention within the tech community for its insightful content, cutting-edge analysis, and comprehensive coverage of the latest trends and innovations in the technology sector.

Newsletter

Subscribe my Newsletter for new blog posts, tips & new photos. Let's stay updated!

@2024 – All Right Reserved. Designed and Developed by Digital bull technology Pvt.Ltd

Are you sure want to unlock this post?
Unlock left : 0
Are you sure want to cancel subscription?
-
00:00
00:00
Update Required Flash plugin
-
00:00
00:00