US car dealer admits data breach

Berglund Management Group has disclosed a data breach that may have affected more than 50,000 people in the US.

The Virginia firm submitted a report to the Attorney General’s Office in Maine, which imposes strict reporting requirements on cyberattacks affecting its residents, which was published on November 29th. The Roanoke-based motor dealer had already written to potentially affected customers a week before.

It’s believed that the compromised data includes names and Social Security numbers, although Berglund claimed in its letter that “there is no indication this information has been misused.”

The company said it had concluded an investigation in October after first detecting “certain unauthorized activity within its network” in May.

“Following a thorough investigation, we discovered that a limited amount of personal information may have been accessed by an unauthorized third party in connection with this incident,” it added.

According to Maine, Berglund told it 51,514 people, including a small number of residents of that state, had been affected.

Berglund says it has beefed up its security systems in light of the incident and offered affected parties free credit monitoring services.

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