Approximately 16,500 Old Point National Bank (“Old Point”) customers have been involved in a cybersecurity incident. The data breach allegedly occurred around September 2, 2022, but customers were just notified of the security failure in November. It is believed that hackers obtained critical personal information including customer names, driver’s license numbers, social security numbers, account numbers, and balance data.
The national data privacy and class action law firm Levin Law P.A. continues to investigate cybersecurity incidents across the country, including the most recent Old Point National Bank data breach. If you received a Notice of Data Breach from Old Point, contact Levin Law at (305) 402-9050 or email email@example.com for a free case evaluation.
According to a Data Breach Notification filed with the Office of the Maine Attorney General, 16,496 people nationwide were affected by an “external system breach (hacking).” The data breach reportedly occurred on or around September 2, 2022, and was discovered on September 3, 2022.
Despite the incident happening in September, Old Point National Bank customers were not notified of the security failure until November 8, 2022. It is unclear why it took so long for the Virginia-based financial institution to inform clients of the hacking.
A written notification sent to customers indicates that the data breach occurred when an Old Point business email account was accessed by an unauthorized user. During the hack, the unauthorized user had access to the personal information of Old Point customers.
Compromised personal information potentially accessed by the hacker includes customer names, copies of driver’s licenses, social security numbers, account numbers, and loan balances.
After discovering the security breach, Old Point notified state and federal law enforcement agencies including the Virginia State Police HITECH Crimes Unit, the Virginia Fusion Center, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
The century-old bank is offering customers affected by the data breach one year of identity theft and credit monitoring and identity restoration services through Kroll. Old Point recommends that customers change passwords for all financial accounts and “stay vigilant” looking for identity theft or fraud. Any unauthorized activity should be reported immediately.
Customers who received a Notice of Data Breach or who suspect that their personal information was compromised are strongly encouraged to contact Levin Law, P.A. founder and managing partner, Brian Levin, to discuss legal options related to the security breach.
If you were part of the recent Old Point National Bank data breach or another cybersecurity incident, contact Levin Law for a free case evaluation. Aggrieved customers can call (305) 402-9050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss potential legal remedies with attorney Brian Levin.
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