Data Breach Notice
September 13, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley Data Security Incident
On June 14, 2023, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley (“Boys & Girls Clubs”) discovered that an email account containing certain individuals’ personal information had been compromised by an unknown individual. Boys & Girls Clubs promptly launched an investigation and engaged a third-party forensics firm to determine the nature and scope of the incident.
The investigation revealed that the email compromise may have occurred on or around December 20, 2022. A comprehensive review of the impacted email account revealed that the account included information such as first and last name, date of birth, address, Social Security number, telephone number, driver’s license number, email address, health insurance information, medical treatment information, and financial information.
While Boys & Girls Clubs does not have any evidence that the information impacted by the incident was used for fraudulent purposes, Boys & Girls Clubs is unable to conclusively rule out that personal information was compromised. As such, on September 13, 2023, Boys & Girls Clubs mailed notification letters to the individuals potentially impacted by this incident. In those letters, Boys & Girls Clubs offered identity theft protection services and credit monitoring through Experian for one year. Boys & Girls Clubs encourages any affected individuals to remain vigilant by monitoring their personal information.
Boys & Girls Clubs has security measures in place to help protect any information collected and is in the process of implementing additional security measures to reduce the risk of such an event reoccurring. Boys & Girls Clubs also reported this event to law enforcement.
Boys & Girls Clubs takes the privacy and the security of information in its possession very seriously and deeply regrets any inconvenience this incident may have caused.