Thursday, February 1, 2018

Latest Data Breaches. Are you exposed?

By Greg Wright
Certified Fraud Examiner
Certified Financial Planner™

Three Indiana data breaches reported by the Identity Theft Resource Center includes Hallmark Home Mortgage, Lincoln National Life Insurance and the Pension Fund of the Christian Church.

The reporting of all data breaches, since they have become more common, appears to provide less and less information.  Also, it has been determined that many data breaches are never reported.  

The Hallmark Home Mortgage was discovered, according to publicly reported data, on Nov. 17, 2018, and published (drumroll) on January 12, 2018.  Apparently, a former employee may have accessed some customers' personal information.  the company motto is "Our only interest is you."

Lincoln National Life Insurance Company data breach was published on January 26, 2018.  We have been unable to learn any other facts about this data breach.  The company motto is "Its name indicates its character."  Maybe they notified its policy-holders.  We do not know.

Pension Fund of the Christian Church became of the data breach and notified its membership, according to its official letter.  The data breach was published on January 16, 2018.  The organization's motto is "Strong Smart Secure."

It is a dangerous world.  You trust those that take your money and give them the keys to your identity.  Be careful.  Your identity is probably already for sale on the dark web.  Also, someone is using your Social Security number without your permission. 

What is your plan?