Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Colony Bank regarding its recent data breach. The Colony Bank data breach involved sensitive personal information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT COLONY BANK:
Colony Bank is community bank in Georgia that provides financial services to consumers and small businesses. Founded in 1975, Colony Bank offers its clients loans, mortgages, checking and savings accounts, credit cards, remote deposit, wealth management services, financial advising, and other financial products. In addition, Colony Bank offers insurance products to customers through its subsidiary, Colony Insurance, including auto, home, and renter’s insurance. Headquartered in Fitzgerald, Georgia, Colony Bank has 38 locations across Georgia and employs over 500 individuals.
Recently, Colony Bank discovered that one of its service providers had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Colony Bank’s service provider determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed sensitive information belonging to Colony Bank customers through a vulnerability in the MOVEit file sharing platform. Recently, Colony Bank began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The exact type of personal information has not been made publicly available by Colony Bank. However, according to state reporting guidelines, “personal information” can include the following types of information:
- Social Security number
- Driver’s license number
- Financial information
If you received a breach notification letter from Colony Bank:
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 Colony Bank 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 Colony Bank;
- 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.