Console & Associates, P.C.: HUB Data Breach Investigation Reveals Up to 479k Social Security Numbers Compromised
Hub International Limited, also known as HUB, has filed a data breach notice with the Attorney General of Maine on 11 August 2023. The HUB data breach investigation has revealed that an unauthorized party compromised the company’s IT network, stealing up to 479k Social Security numbers. Other types of information stolen include driver's license numbers and financial account information.
While SSNs are the most sensitive type of data lost, anyone who was impacted by the breach should receive a data breach notification from HUB. Review our piece, How Can Hackers Use Your SSN to Commit Identity Theft to understand the risks and take a step toward managing them. For further guidance, call the law firm of Console & Associates, P.C. We’re here to help people like you protect their data and seek justice and compensation from negligent corporations. Call 866-778-5500 or send us an email to email@example.com to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your rights to conduct a HUB data breach lawsuit.
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The Cause of the Hub International Limited Data Breach
For now, the main source of information on the breach is Hub International Limited’s report to the Attorney General of Maine. While more details should come out in time, what we know now is that the breach occurred over seven months ago.
The story of the HUB data breach investigation goes back to late 2022. Between December of that year and January 2023, an unauthorized party was able to access internal systems and copy files from them. The company finally detected this suspicious activity on January 17, 2023, at which point it isolated the systems in question and began the HUB data breach investigation.
A review of the compromised files began, aiming to find the types of data stolen and the scale of the breach. The conclusions revealed a serious breach, with more than 479k victims and leaks including Social Security numbers. SSNs were not the only information leaked, though. Other types of leaked information include:
? Financial account information
? Driver’s license number
The information varies from person to person, but this is cleared up in individual data breach notifications. On August 11, 2023, the same day that Hub International filed the notice with the Attorney General of Maine, it sent out data breach notification letters. If you receive such a letter, read it closely and keep it for future reference. Reach out to your banks and change the financial information on any compromised accounts. Likewise, if your SSN has been stolen you should reach out to the major credit bureaus and put out a credit freeze to prevent anyone from opening fraudulent lines of credit.
Background on Hub International Limited
Hub International Limited is a Chicago, Illinois-based insurance brokerage company that provides many types of insurance. It has more than 16,000 employees and an annual revenue of approximately $7.5 million, which puts the amount of sensitive information it handles in perspective. The company has a duty to handle customer information responsibly, and failing to adequately safeguard information or being slow to notify victims of the breach may make them liable. If our investigation reveals such negligence, victims of the breach may be entitled to compensation.
There are several types of damages that a court might award in the case of a data breach. These include direct coverage for financial losses, as well as compensation for time lost and emotional distress. You can find out more by contacting the experienced HUB data breach lawyers of Console & Associates, P.C.
Call 866-778-5500 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free consultation and learn more about filing a HUB data breach lawsuit.