The state of Maine is in the process of notifying people who may have had their personal information compromised. Russian hackers exploited a vulnerability in a widely used file-transfer software called MOVEit.
Mainers information including their date of birth, driver’s license number, Social Security number, and health and medical information, could be effected.
Maine is now taking steps to patch the issue.
How do you find out if your information was involved?
Individuals are encouraged to contact Maine’s dedicated call center to find out if their data was involved or if they have questions about this incident. The phone number is (877) 618-3659, with representatives available from Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 9 PM ET. If it is determined that an individual’s Social Security number or taxpayer identification number is involved, the call center will provide the individual with a complimentary credit monitoring code.
Individuals who receive a code for credit monitoring may enroll in the services by calling (866) 622-9303. Representatives are there to assist you from Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 11 PM ET, and on Saturday from 9 AM to 6 PM ET.
Adults may also enroll online by visiting https://app.identitydefense.com/enrollment/activate/stme. Minors may be enrolled online by visiting https://app.minordefense.com/enrollment/activate/stemd. Remember to have your code handy when you’re ready to enroll.
The State of Maine is also actively notifying impacted individuals through various communication channels, including through a nationwide media press release, letter mail, and/or email.
The state recommends Mainers review their accounts for suspicious activity.
More on the MOVEit hack HERE.