Recently, East West Family of Companies (“East West”) confirmed that the company experienced a data breach after an unauthorized party gained access to sensitive consumer information stores on the company’s computer network. According to the East West, the breach resulted in the names and Social Security numbers of certain employees and employee dependents being compromised. On July 1, 2022, East West filed official notice of the breach and sent out data breach letters to all affected parties.
If you received a data breach notification, it is essential you understand what is at risk and what you can do about it. To learn more about how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft and what your legal options are in the wake of the East West data breach, please see our recent piece on the topic here.
What We Know About the East West Data Breach
According to an official notice filed by the company, on November 8, 2021, East West detected unauthorized access on some of its computer systems. In response, the company secured its systems and launched an investigation into the incident with the assistance of third-party cybersecurity professionals. Shortly after the breach, East West was able to restore its system operations; however, the investigation determined that an unauthorized user was able to access certain files on the company’s network between November 5, 2021 and November 8, 2021. These files contained the information of current and former employees and employees’ dependents.
Upon discovering that sensitive employee data was accessible to an unauthorized party, East West then reviewed the affected files to determine exactly what information was compromised. The company completed this review on May 9, 2022. While the breached information varies depending on the individual, it may include your name and Social Security number.
On July 1, 2022, East West sent out data breach letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.
More Information About East West Family of Companies
East West Family of Companies is a commercial and residential construction company based in Denver,…