Keenan and Associates, a prominent insurance brokerage in California, experienced a significant cybersecurity breach, resulting in the exposure of personal details of 1.5 million users. The breach included sensitive information like Social Security numbers, passport numbers, driver’s license numbers, as well as health insurance and general health information.
The incident was first noticed on August 27th, 2023, after disruptions in network servers were detected, leading the company to initiate an investigation with the aid of third-party cybersecurity experts.
The investigation revealed that an unauthorized party had accessed Keenan’s internal systems for a period of six days, from August 21st to August 27th, 2023.
During this period, the intruder managed to obtain personal information stored within the system. In response to the breach, Keenan and Associates took steps to contain the incident and informed law enforcement authorities.
In a notice to affected individuals, the company disclosed the nature of the information compromised and assured that measures were being taken to improve security. Keenan and Associates stated their commitment to enhancing their security protocols to prevent similar incidents in the future, reflecting their responsibility in handling sensitive client information across various sectors like healthcare, education, and public organizations.