Optoma Technology, Inc. Confirms Data Breach Stemming from Recent Ransomware Attack | Console and Associates, P.C.
Recently, Optoma Technology, Inc. reported a data breach following a ransomware attack in which unauthorized parties were able to access the company’s computer system for a period of about ten days. According to Optoma, the breach resulted in the following types of information being compromised: names, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, state identification numbers, financial account information, payment information, health insurance information, username and password. On May 24, 2022, Optoma filed official notice of the breach and sent out data breach letters to all affected parties.
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Additional Details About the Optoma Technology Data Breach
What we know about the Optoma data breach comes primarily from the company’s recent filing with various state attorneys general. It appears that, on May 1, 2022, Optoma first detected unusual activity on some of its computer systems. The company disconnected the affected devices from its network and launched an investigation into the incident.
Optoma notes that its investigation is still ongoing; however, the company has confirmed that it was the target of a ransomware attack. As a result of the attack, the unauthorized parties had access to certain files on the Optoma network between April 21, 2022 and May 1, 2022.
Upon discovering that sensitive consumer data was accessible to an unauthorized party, Optoma Technology then reviewed the affected files to determine exactly what information was compromised. While the company is still in the process of identifying all affected parties, it notes that the breached information may include an individual’s name, Social Security number, driver’s license or state identification number, government-issued identification card, financial account information or payment information, health insurance information, username and password.