Jeff Wyler Automotive Family Notifies Consumers of May 2023 Data Breach Affecting SSNs and Financial Account Information

Console and Associates, P.C.
Contact

On February 13, 2024, Jeff Wyler Automotive Family (“Jeff Wyler”) filed a notice of data breach with the Attorney General of Maine after discovering that an unauthorized party was able to access its computer network. In this notice, Jeff Wyler explains that the incident resulted in an unauthorized party being able to access consumers’ sensitive information, which includes their names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, driver's license or state identification numbers, medical information, health insurance information, and financial account information. Upon completing its investigation, Jeff Wyler 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 Jeff Wyler Automotive Family, 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 Jeff Wyler Automotive Family data breach. For more information, please see our recent piece on the topic here.

What Caused the Jeff Wyler Automotive Family Data Breach?

The Jeff Wyler Automotive Family data breach was only recently announced, and more information is expected in the near future. However, Jeff Wyler’s filing with the Attorney General of Maine provides some important information on what led up to the breach. According to this source, Jeff Wyler detected suspicious activity within its computer network. In response, Jeff Wyler contained the incident and launched an investigation with the help of cybersecurity experts.

Ultimately, Jeff Wyler’s investigation confirmed that an unauthorized actor was able to access the company’s IT network on May 27, 2023, including files containing confidential consumer information.

After learning that sensitive consumer data was accessible to an unauthorized party, Jeff Wyler Automotive Family 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, date of birth, Social Security number, driver's license or state identification number, medical information, health insurance information, and financial account information.

On February 13, 2024, Jeff Wyler Automotive Family 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 Jeff Wyler Automotive Family

Jeff Wyler Automotive Family is a group of automotive dealerships headquartered in Milford, Ohio. Jeff Wyler sells new and used vehicles through 38 dealerships located in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Jeff Wyler Automotive Family employs more than 1,000 people and generates approximately $211 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.

© Console and Associates, P.C. | Attorney Advertising

Written by:

Console and Associates, P.C.
Contact
more
less

Console and Associates, P.C. on:

Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:
*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
Custom Email Digest
- hide
- hide