Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond Announces Data Breach After Unauthorized Party Accesses Employee Email Account

Console and Associates, P.C.

On February 26, 2024, Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond, Ltd. (“KRD”) filed a notice of data breach with the Attorney General of Massachusetts after discovering that an employee’s email account was accessed by an unauthorized party. In this notice, KRD explains that the incident resulted in an unauthorized party being able to access consumers’ sensitive information, which includes their names, Social Security numbers and financial account information. Upon completing its investigation, KRD began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was affected by the recent data security incident.

If you receive a data breach notification from Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond, Ltd., 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 Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond data breach. For more information, please see our recent piece on the topic here.

What Caused the Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond Data Breach?

The Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond data breach was only recently announced, and more information is expected in the near future. However, KRD’s filing with the Attorney General of Massachusetts provides some important information on what led up to the breach. According to this source, on May 31, 2023, KRD detected suspicious activity within an employee’s email account. In response, KRD secured its email system and then launched an investigation with the help of third-party cybersecurity specialists.

Ultimately, KRD’s investigation revealed that an unauthorized party was able to access the employee email account. Such access allowed the unauthorized party to view certain emails and attachments containing confidential consumer information.

After learning that sensitive consumer data was accessible to an unauthorized party, Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond reviewed the compromised files to determine what information was leaked and which consumers were impacted. KRD completed this process on February 5, 2024. While the breached information varies depending on the individual, it may include your name, Social Security number and financial account information.

On February 26, 2024, Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond 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 Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond, Ltd.

Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond, Ltd. is a public accounting firm located in Schaumburg, Illinois. KRD provides clients with a wide range of accounting services, including audit & assurance services, consulting services, tax preparation services and business valuation services. Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond employs more than 82 people and generates approximately $16 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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