Ansell Grimm & Aaron PC in Ocean experienced a data security incident and notified the public on Aug. 23.
The firm recently learned of suspicious activity occurring within employees’ email accounts and immediately took steps to secure them and launched an investigation to determine what happened.
An investigation could not confirm what emails or attachments within those accounts were viewed or accessed by an unknown actor; Ansell Grimm reviewed the impacted email accounts to identify personal information within them.
Through its investigation, the firm determined that potentially at-risk information included a limited number of individuals’ names, addresses, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, employee identification numbers, bank or financial account information, credit or debit card information, driver’s license or state identification numbers, user name within login information, electronic signature, medical information, or health insurance information.
While unaware of misuse of any personal information, Ansell Grimm began mailing or emailing notices to those impacted by this incident on June 25 and provided information about the event and steps that can be taken to safeguard one’s information.
The firm has established a dedicated call center for those with questions or concerns on the incident. The call center can be reached at 855-867-0065, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., excluding U.S. holidays.