Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating First Guaranty Bank regarding its recent data breach. The First Guaranty Bank data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 8,000 individuals.
ABOUT FIRST GUARANTY BANK:
First Guaranty Bank is a community bank with branches in Kentucky, Louisiana, Texas, and West Virginia. Founded in 1934, First Guaranty Bank provides a variety of banking products and services including checking and savings accounts, loans and credit, and other financial tools. A subsidiary of First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc., First Guaranty Bank operates a total of 33 branches. Headquartered in Hammond, Louisiana, First Guaranty Bank employs over 200 individuals.
On or around May 31, 2023, First Guaranty Bank discovered that one of its third-party service providers experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to First Guaranty Bank customers may have been accessed. Through its investigation, the third-party provider determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through a vulnerability in the MOVEit file sharing platform on May 30 and 31, 2023. On November 17, 2023, First Guaranty Bank began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Financial account number
If you received a breach notification letter from First Guaranty 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 email@example.com.
If you were impacted by the First Guaranty 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 First Guaranty 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.