Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Bank of Eastern Oregon regarding its recent data breach. The Bank of Eastern Oregon data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT BANK OF EASTERN OREGON:
Bank of Eastern Oregon is a full-service community bank that specializes in offering agricultural financial products and services. Accordingly, Bank of Eastern Oregon provides everything from loans for seasonal farming equipment to commercial lending and personal banking services. Established in 1945, Bank of Eastern Oregon was founded by farmers and ranchers in Eastern Oregon with the goal of creating a farming-focused financial institution. Over the following decades, Bank of Eastern Oregon expanded to include branches across Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Headquartered in Heppner, Oregon, Bank of Eastern Oregon operates 24 branches and employs more than 50 individuals.
On September 15, 2022, Bank of Eastern Oregon discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Bank of Eastern Oregon determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through two employee email accounts between September 8 and September 14, 2022. On January 20, 2023, Bank of Eastern Oregon began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The exact type of information has not been disclosed by Bank of Eastern Oregon. However, according to state reporting guidelines, “personal information” can include the following types of information:
- Social Security number
- Driver’s license number
- Financial information
- Medical information
- Taxpayer information
- Personal identification number issued by the United States IRS
If you received a breach notification letter from Bank of Eastern Oregon:
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 Bank of Eastern Oregon 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 any free credit monitoring services provided by Bank of Eastern Oregon;
- 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.