On November 3, 2022, Alinsco Managing General Agency, Inc. filed an official notice of a data breach with the Texas Attorney general following a data security incident that compromised sensitive consumer information in the company’s possession. According to Alinsco Insurance, the breach resulted in the names, driver’s license numbers, government identification numbers, and financial account information being compromised. Recently, Alinsco Insurance sent out data breach letters to all affected parties, informing them of the incident and what they can do to protect themselves from identity theft and other frauds.
The recent Alinsco breach is reported to have impacted 656,282 Texans and an untold number of others across the United States. If you are among those whose information was compromised in the recent breach, you are now at an increased risk of being the target of identity theft. However, as we’ve discussed in previous posts, there are steps you can take to minimize these risks as well as to hold the company responsible for the breach financially accountable.
Additional Information About the Alinsco Insurance Data Breach
The available information regarding the Alinsco Insurance breach comes from the company’s filing with the Attorney General of Texas as well as notice posted on the Alinsco Insurance website. According to these sources, on August 24, 2022, Alinsco Insurance detected unusual activity within one of the company’s web applications. In response, the company launched an internal investigation with the assistance of a third-party data security firm in hopes of learning more about the incident, as well as what, if any, consumer information was compromised as a result.
The company’s investigation confirmed that the unauthorized party was able to access the web application, as well as the consumer information located within the application.
Upon discovering that sensitive consumer data was made available to an unauthorized party, Alinsco Insurance began to review the affected files to determine what information was compromised and which consumers were impacted. While the breached information varies depending on the individual, it may include your name, driver’s license number, government identification number, and financial account information.
On November 3, 2022, Alinsco Insurance sent out data breach letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.
Founded in 2003, Alinsco Managing General Agency, Inc. is an insurance agency based in Fort Worth, Texas. Through thousands of independent insurance agents, Alinsco Insurance sells various car insurance products, including Alinsco Annual, Allinsco Bravo, Alinsco Enhanced, Alinsco Select and Alinsco Zoom. Alinsco is a “non-traditional” insurer, meaning the company writes policies with a higher degree of risk than traditional insurance agencies. Alinsco Insurance employs more than 63 people and generates approximately $18 million in annual revenue.