Keenan & Associates Experiences Data Breach Following Ransomware Attack | Console and Associates, P.C.

On December 12, 2023, Keenan & Associates (“Kennan”) filed a notice of data breach with the Attorney General of California after discovering that it was the recent victim of a ransomware attack. In this notice, Keenan explains that the incident resulted in an unauthorized party being able to access consumers’ sensitive information, which includes their names, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, passport numbers, health information, health insurance information, and employment information. Upon completing its investigation, Keenan 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 Keenan & Associates, it is essential you understand what is at risk and what you can do about it. As we’ve previously mentioned in other posts, hackers will specifically target companies they believe to possess a large number of SSNs. This is because little else is needed aside from a Social Security number to steal someone’s identity. 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 Keenan & Associates data breach. For more information, please see our recent piece on the topic here.

What Caused the Keenan & Associates Data Breach?

The Keenan & Associates data breach was only recently announced, and more information is expected in the near future. However, Keenan’s filing with the Attorney General of California provides some important information on what led up to the breach. According to this source, on August 27, 2023, Keenan experienced a network disruption affecting portions of its IT system. In response, Keegan took steps to contain the incident and then launched an investigation with the help of third-party cybersecurity specialists. Keegan also notified federal law enforcement.

The Keegan investigation confirmed that an unauthorized party was able to access parts of its computer network between August 21, 2023 and August 27, 2023. It was also determined that the unauthorized party stole certain confidential data from its system.

After learning that sensitive consumer data was accessible to an unauthorized party, Keenan & Associates 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, Social Security number, driver’s license number, passport number, health information, health insurance information, and employment information.

On December 12, 2023, Keenan & Associates 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 Keenan & Associates

Founded in 1972, Keenan & Associates is a privately held insurance consulting and brokerage firm located in Torrance, California. Keenan offers employee benefits plans, property & liability coverage, workers’ compensation plans, and more. Keenan & Associates employs more than 750 people and generates approximately $701 million in annual revenue.

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