Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Williams Adams & Company, CPAs regarding its recent data breach. The Williams Adams & Company data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT WILLIAMS ADAMS & COMPANY, CPAS:
Williams Adams & Company is a is a full-service certified public accounting firm that specializes in providing tax, financial, legal, and audit services. Established in 1987, Williams Adams & Company has made a name for itself by doing business in the construction, medical, agriculture, and non-profit industries. Currently, Williams Adams & Company seeks to support its clients through litigation support, mergers and acquisitions advice, tax planning and preparation, bookkeeping, and investment reviews. Headquartered in Bakersfield, California, Williams Adams & Company employs 16 individuals, including nine CPAs.
On July 28, 2022, Williams Adams & Company discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its system may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Williams Adams & Company concluded that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information by launching a ransomware attack. On August 5, 2022, Williams Adams & Company determined it would have to pay a ransom sum to restore this encrypted sensitive information. On September 8, 2022, Williams Adams & Company began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Employment records
- Bank account information (e.g., account number or routing information)
- W-2 tax information
- 1099 tax information
If you received a breach notification letter from Williams Adams & Company, CPAs:
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 Williams Adams & Company 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 Williams Adams & Company, CPAs;
- 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.