Wescom Central Credit Union Data Breach Investigation
The Lyon Firm is investigating reports of a Wescom Central Credit Union data breach that has allegedly impacted as many as 34,500 individuals. Contact our legal team to learn more about your legal options moving forward. We have filed numerous class action data theft claims on behalf of plaintiffs nationwide.
According to a notice sent to the Maine Attorney General, the Wescom Central Credit Union suffered an IT incident in which the personal information of tens of thousands of customers was potentially stolen.
On May 19, 2023, Wescom Central discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. It is currently unknown why it took so long for the credit union to contact those impacted.
After an investigation, Wescom concluded that an unauthorized actor may have accessed data through a vulnerability in an email security gateway between October 30, 2022 and May 30, 2023. The company determined that Barracuda Network, a company that provides security and data protection services as a third party service, had a vulnerability in its ESG appliance. As a result, hackers were able to access Barracuda’s ESG appliance and thus, Wescom data. The type of information exposed may include:
- Social Security number
- Driver’s license number
- Financial account number
About Wescom Central Credit Union
Wescom is a credit union serving individuals and small businesses in southern California. They generally provides checking and savings accounts, credit cards, and auto, personal, and home loans to those living or working in the Los Angeles area and any UCLA alumni.
If you received a data breach notification from Wescom Credit Union, it is important understand the future risks of fraud and identity theft. By reaching out to data breach lawyer you can learn more about how to protect yourself and to discuss your legal options moving forward.