Major Berry Producer, Reiter Affiliated Companies, LLC, Confirms Leaked SSNs in the Wake of Recent Data Breach

Console and Associates, P.C.

On September 2, 2022, Reiter Affiliated Companies, LLC (“Reiter”) reported a data breach with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights after sensitive consumer information entrusted to the company was accessed by an unauthorized party. According to Reiter’s official filing, the breach resulted in the names, Social Security numbers and dates of birth of certain individuals being compromised. Recently, Reiter 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.

What We Know About the Reiter Affiliated Companies Data Breach

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, as well as the notice posted on the Reiter’s website, on July 4, 2022, the company learned that it was the victim of a cyberattack when some of the company’s computer systems became inaccessible. In response, Reiter engaged the assistance of a cybersecurity firm to investigate the incident.

The company’s investigation confirmed that an unauthorized party gained access to the Reiter computer network between June 25, 2022 and July 4, 2022. The investigation also revealed that the unauthorized party stole files that contained sensitive consumer information.

After the investigation was complete, Reiter Affiliated Companies reviewed the affected files to identify what information was compromised and which consumers were impacted by the incident. While the breached information varies depending on the individual, it may include your name, Social Security number and date of birth.

On September 2, 2022, Reiter Affiliated Companies sent out data breach letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the breach.

If you received a “Notice of Security Incident” letter from Reiter Affiliated Companies, your name, birthdate and Social Security number were leaked in the recent data breach and may currently be in the possession of hackers who plan to use your information to commit identity theft or other fraud. U.S. data breach laws may entitle victims of the Reiter data breach to financial compensation. To learn more about protecting yourself from identity theft or other frauds, please see our recent article.

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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