K&K Glass (Auto Glass Now), on November 21, reported a data breach where an unauthorized party accessed the company’s IT network.
The hack exposed sensitive consumer information, including names, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, passport numbers, addresses, telephone numbers, and dates of birth.
According to the Maine Attorney General’s Office, the data breach occurred between July 20 and July 30 this year but was only discovered on October 19. Data breach law firm Turke & Strauss LLP, which the auto glass company hired to investigate the hack, says Auto Glass Now began notifying affected individuals on November 21.
After learning of the hack, the company notified law enforcement. Then, it began working with third-party data security specialists (Turke & Strauss) to investigate the intrusion and the potential impact on confidential information in the company’s possession.
The investigation confirmed that an unauthorized party accessed portions of the computer network containing confidential information belonging to employees and job applicants.
Auto Glass Now reviewed the compromised files to identify the compromised data and the consumers impacted by the breach, according to the law firm.
While the breached information varies depending on the individual, it may include names, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, passport numbers, addresses, telephone numbers, and dates of birth.
Auto Glass Now belongs to the Driven Brands network of auto repair companies.