Conrade Insurance Announces Data Breach Following Unauthorized Access to Employee Email Account

Console and Associates, P.C.

On February 26, 2024, Conrade Insurance filed a notice of data breach with the Attorney General of Montana after discovering that an unauthorized actor was able to access an employee’s email account. In this notice, Conrade explains that the incident resulted in an unauthorized party being able to access consumers’ sensitive information, which includes their names, Social Security numbers, driver’s license or government identification numbers, and financial account numbers. Upon completing its investigation, Conrade began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was affected by the recent data security incident.

If you received a data breach notification from Conrade Insurance, it is essential you understand what is at risk and what you can do about it. A data breach lawyer can help you learn more about how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft, as well as discuss your legal options following the Conrade Insurance data breach. For more information, please see our recent piece on the topic here.

What Caused the Conrade Insurance Data Breach?

The Conrade Insurance data breach was only recently announced, and more information is expected in the near future. However, Conrade’s filing with the Attorney General of Montana provides some important information on what led up to the breach. Conrade also posted a website notice discussing the incident.

According to these sources, Conrade recently detected unusual activity within an employee’s email account. In response, Conrade secured the email account and launched an investigation to determine what, if any, consumer data may have been compromised.

Ultimately, Conrade’s investigation confirmed that an unauthorized party was able to access the employee email account between July 14 and July 27, 2023. It was also determined that the employee’s email account contained various emails and attachments containing confidential consumer information.

After learning that sensitive consumer data was accessible to an unauthorized party, Conrade Insurance reviewed the compromised files to determine what information was leaked and which consumers were impacted. While the breached information varies depending on the individual, it may include your name, Social Security number, driver’s license or government identification number, and financial account number.

On February 26, 2024, Conrade Insurance sent out data breach letters to anyone who was affected by the recent data security incident. These letters should provide victims with a list of what information belonging to them was compromised.

More Information About Conrade Insurance

Conrade Insurance is an insurance company based out of Newtown, Kansas. Conrade serves a wide range of companies, including those in the healthcare, senior living, behavioral health, education, construction, and manufacturing industries. Conrade also creates customized employee benefits packages for employers. Conrade Insurance employs more than 30 people and generates approximately $7 million in annual revenue.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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