Florida AG Issues Warning: Significant Data Breach could affect 742,000 Floridians

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Attorney General Bill McCollum issued a consumer alert today after a significant data breach with the Bank of New York Mellon Shareholder Services.

In a news release, the Attorney General says "more than 742,000 Florida residents may have had their personal data disclosed as a result, out of a total of 12.5 million consumers nationwide whose data was involved in the breach".

The release goes on to say the data breach occurred on February 27, 2008 when an archive vendor for BNY Mellon lost six back-up tapes during transport to a storage facility.

BNY began contacting affected individuals in March, but is still in the process of alert everyone whose personal information may have been compromised.

 Concerned consumers can call 1-877-289-0136

For more information on the initial report on BNY data breach, and learn steps you can take to lessen any impact, see earlier blog: Data Loss Numbers Continue to Rise. 

Remember, just one id theft can take years to clean up. If your data has been compromised -you may want to consider subscribing to services that will help restore your identity if stolen.

Thieves not only steal your identity, but your time, energy, and peace of mind!

See what steps you can take if you think you are in danger of becoming a victim of id theft caused by any one of these recently "reported" data losses.

See earlier blog: Are you one of the tens of millions to be notified your information is in the hands of thieves? 

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