Hilb Group Cyber Attack: 81K people’s Personal Information Exposed

The Hilb Group Operating Company, LLC, a Maryland-based company, has disclosed a major data breach that has affected 81,539 individuals, including 105 Maine residents. 

The breach, which took place from December 1, 2022, to January 12, 2023, was detected on October 9, 2023, indicating the high level of sophistication of the cyber attack.

The breach, classified as a phishing attack, involved unauthorized access to personal information, such as names, financial account numbers, credit/debit card numbers, security codes, access codes, passwords, or PINs for the accounts. 

Such a breach poses a serious risk of identity theft and financial fraud for the affected individuals.

Hilb Group Response

The Hilb Group notified the affected parties in writing on November 2, 2023, about the incident. 

The company has also taken proactive steps to mitigate the impact by offering identity theft protection services to the victims. 

TransUnion, a leading credit reporting agency, will provide these services for 12 months. 

The assistance aims to help individuals protect themselves from identity theft-related issues and provide support during this difficult time.

Hilary Higgins, Counsel at Cipriani & Werner, P.C., representing The Hilb Group, reported the breach promptly upon its discovery. 

The timely response shows the company’s commitment to transparency and the protection of individuals affected by the incident. 

The affected Maine residents have been duly informed, and a copy of the notice sent to them is available for reference.

This breach serves as a stark reminder of the evolving tactics employed by cybercriminals, emphasizing the importance of robust cybersecurity measures and continuous employee training to recognize and prevent phishing attempts. 

Organizations and individuals alike must remain vigilant to protect sensitive information from falling into the wrong hands.

The Hilb Group, in collaboration with cybersecurity experts, continues to investigate the incident to enhance security protocols and prevent similar occurrences in the future. 

As technology advances, so do cyber threats, making it imperative for companies and individuals to stay ahead of potential risks and prioritize the safety of their digital assets and personal information. 

Stay tuned for further updates on this developing story as cybersecurity experts work tirelessly to ensure a secure online environment for all.

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