Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating New England Copy Specialists, Inc., which does business as NECS, regarding its recent data breach. The NECS data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT NEW ENGLAND COPY SPECIALISTS, INC.:
NECS is an office supply and equipment provider serving the New England area. As a retail office equipment company, NECS offers printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, and laptops. Founded in 1965, NECS began when Charles Tiernan decided to start an office equipment technology company. Today, NECS has grown into the largest privately owned dealer of office equipment in the New England area. Headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, NECS has 6 additional locations in New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. NECS employs over 135 individuals and has an annual revenue of approximately $24 million.
On June 11, 2023, NECS discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed through a ransomware attack. Through its investigation, NECS determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information between May 22 and June 10, 2023. On August 7, 2023, NECS began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Salary information
If you received a breach notification from New England Copy Specialists, Inc.:
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 NECS 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 free credit monitoring service provided by New England Copy Specialists, Inc.;
- 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.