On May 16, 2019, US-based theatre company, The Shubert Organization, sent a letter to customers informing them about a data breach that may have compromised their payment card details. Details such as names, email addresses, credit card numbers, and card expiration dates may have been accessed.
On February 11, Shubert detected unusual activity in the email account of one of its employees and immediately hired a cybersecurity team to look into it. The investigations revealed that the attackers had gained access to some of Shubert's employee accounts between February 8 and 11, 2019.
After the breach was discovered, Shubert notified the attorney general and state regulators. The company is offering free credit monitoring services for those affected for two years through TransUnion Interactive. The email to customers also included information on steps to take to protect themselves against identity theft and fraud. Shubert has taken steps to review its existing security systems and is providing appropriate privacy training to all its employees.
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