Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Del Grande Dealer Group regarding its recent data breach. The Del Grande Dealer Group data breach involved sensitive personal information belonging to an undisclosed number of individuals.
ABOUT DEL GRANDE DEALER GROUP:
Del Grande Dealer Group is the San Francisco Bay Area’s largest car dealership. With over a dozen car dealerships in Northern California and a significant online presence, Del Grande Dealer Group offers thousands of new and used vehicles for purchase. Since its founding in 1998, Del Grande Dealer Group has sold over 300,000 cars. Del Grande Dealer Group is headquartered in San Jose, California, and employs over 900 individuals.
Del Grande Dealer Group was recently informed by one of its data service vendors that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Del Grande Dealer Group’s vendor determined that an unknown actor may have gained access to this sensitive information between November 28, 2021, and April 12, 2022. On July 29, 2022, Del Grande Dealer Group began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The exact type of personal information has not been disclosed by Del Grande Dealer Group. However, according to state reporting guidelines, “personal information” can include the following types of information:
- Social Security number
- Driver’s license number or state-issued ID card number
- Passport number
- Tax identification number
- Military identification number
- Account number, credit card number, or debit card number
- Username or email address in combination with a password or security question answer
- Medical information and health insurance information
- Unique biometric data
- Genetic data
If you received a breach notification letter from Del Grande Dealer Group:
We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were impacted by the Del Grande Dealer Group data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
- Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by Del Grande Dealer Group;
- Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
- Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
- Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
- Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.