Console & Associates, P.C.: Entertainment Partners Data Breach Compromises 471k Social Security Numbers
EP Global Production Solutions, LLC, also known as Entertainment Partners went public with a major data breach on August 2, 2023. This is the date that the company filed a notice of data breach with the Attorney General of Maine and began sending out letters to impacted customers. After an unauthorized individual accessed the company’s network, they’ve been able to steal sensitive data including names, addresses, and Social Security numbers.
If you’re among the victims, keep your eyes for a data breach notification from Entertainment Partners. It will detail the information of yours that’s been stolen, which you can reference against the instructions in our Guide for Victims of Data Breaches. After following the steps the guide outlines, schedule a free consultation with our Entertainment Partners data breach lawyers by calling 866-778-5500 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Timeline of the Entertainment Partners Data Breach
The main source for information on the Entertainment Partners data breach currently available is the company’s filing with the Attorney General of Maine. According to this resource, the company initially identified suspicious activity on July 15, 2023. At this point, the company isolated the affected systems and hired cybersecurity experts to begin a thorough Entertainment Partners data breach investigation.
In the following months, the investigation revealed several facts about the suspicious activity. First, hackers had been able to circumvent the security measures in place to protect sensitive data. With this done, the unauthorized parties in question were able to access and download confidential information as early as June 30th, 2023.
Second, the company uncovered the types of data stolen in detail. While not all victims of the breach will be impacted in the same way, the leaks may include an individual’s name, Social Security number, and address. As many as 471k customers have had their records exposed by this breach.
These internal measures concluded on August 2, 2023. Besides filing the data breach notification with the Attorney General of Maine, the company also issued data breach letters to victims of the incident. These will detail how the breach affected your information, which will help you take steps to protect yourself.
Another important element of the letter is that it includes the offer of 24 months of identity protection service. These services do not take effect automatically, and you have to opt-in to claim the benefits. While they’re not a complete answer to your identity theft risks, they will help. What’s more, there’s no reason not to opt-in, as accepting the benefits does not detract from your right to conduct an Entertainment Partners data breach lawsuit.
Background Information on EP Global Production Solutions, LLC
EP Global Production Solutions, LLC is a business services company that was founded in 1976 in Burbank, California. The services that it provides include payroll, workforce management, and finance, among others. Besides these services, Entertainment Partners is behind the SmartAccounting production accounting software and operates popular databases. The company employs more than 880 people and generates an annual revenue of roughly $194 million.
If you’ve been exposed to risks of identity theft by this data breach, it might be hard to know what to do next. Hackers have many ways to use your SSN to commit identity fraud, and these can seriously impact your financial health. After you’ve taken initial steps to protect your identity, you should get in touch with the law firm of Console & Associates, P.C. to consider seeking compensation.
While companies aren’t always liable for data breaches, inadequate security measures can entitle victims to seek compensation in court. Besides covering financial loss, you can also pursue compensation for stress and emotional damages. If you’re contemplating an Entertainment Partners data breach lawsuit, call 866-778-5500 or send us an email to email@example.com to start taking steps toward justice.