Dotty’s parent company announces data breach
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – Parent company Dotty’s slot machine chain has announced it has been hacked and said private information may have been leaked.
Nevada Restaurant Services says social security and bank account numbers were part of this data breach and that it will be sending notices to customers in the Las Vegas Valley who have been potentially affected.
If you think you might have been affected, the company suggests examining bank statements and monitoring credit reports for any suspicious activity.
Read the full review shared by Nevada Restaurant Services below:
Nevada Restaurant Services, Inc. (“NRS”) is providing notice of a recent event that may affect the confidentiality of information of certain NRS customers. The NRS provides information about the event, the NRS’s response to it, and the resources available to individuals to help protect their information, if they deem it necessary.
In January 2021, NRS identified the presence of malware on some computer systems in its environment. NRS immediately opened an investigation to determine the nature and extent of the incident and to secure its network. Through this investigation, NRS determined that it was the target of a cyber attack and that, as part of the cyber event, an unauthorized actor was able to copy certain information from the system by January 16, 2021. .
WHAT INFORMATION WAS INVOLVED?
The NRS carried out an in-depth review of the relevant data to determine what types of information was involved and to whom it related. Although the specific data elements vary for each potentially affected person, the scope of information potentially involved includes the name, date of birth, social security number, driver’s license number or identification number of the person. State, passport number, financial account and / or routing number, health insurance information, treatment information, biometric data, medical record, tax identification number and credit card number and / or expiration date.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF I AM CONCERNED?
NRS sends notification letters to people identified as potentially affected and for whom they have valid postal addresses. If someone has not received a letter but wants to know if they are affected, they can call the dedicated NRS hotline, detailed below.
WHAT IS NRS DOING?
NRS has security measures in place to protect its systems and the information in its possession, and NRS has endeavored to add additional technical safeguards to its environment. Following this incident, NRS took immediate action to secure its systems and conduct a diligent investigation into the nature and extent of the incident.
WHO TO CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION
If people have questions or want additional information, they can call NRS’s dedicated hotline at (833) 909-3914 between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.
WHAT CAN I DO?
NRS encourages individuals to remain vigilant against incidents of identity theft and fraud by reviewing account statements and monitoring free credit reports for suspicious activity and detecting errors. Under US law, a consumer is entitled to one free credit report each year from each of the three major credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. To order a free credit report, visit annualcreditreport.com or call toll free 1-877-322-8228. Individuals can also contact the three major credit bureaus listed below directly to request a free copy of their credit report.
Consumers have the right to place an initial or extended âfraud alertâ on a credit file at no charge. An initial fraud alert is a one-year alert that is placed on a consumer’s credit file. When seeing a fraud alert appear on a consumer’s credit report, a business is required to take steps to verify the consumer’s identity before granting new credit. If you are the victim of identity theft, you are entitled to an extended fraud alert, which is a fraud alert that lasts for seven years. If you would like to place a fraud alert, please contact one of the three major credit reporting bureaus listed below.
Instead of a fraud alert, consumers have the right to place a “credit freeze” on a credit report, which will prevent a credit bureau from disclosing information in the credit report without authorization. express of the consumer. The credit freeze is designed to prevent credit, loans and services from being approved on your behalf without your consent. However, you should be aware that using a credit freeze to control who has access to personal and financial information on your credit report may delay, interfere with, or prevent the timely approval of any request or subsequent request that you. made regarding a new loan, credit, mortgage, or any other account involving the extension of credit. Under federal law, you cannot be charged to place or lift a credit freeze on your credit report.
To request a security freeze, you will need to provide the following information:
- Full name (including the initial of the middle name as well as Jr., Sr., II, III, etc.);
- Social Security number;
- Date of Birth;
- Addresses from the previous two to five years;
- Proof of current address, such as a current utility bill or phone bill;
- A legible photocopy of a government issued ID card (driver’s license or state ID card, etc.); and
- A copy of the police report, investigation report, or complaint filed with a law enforcement agency regarding identity theft if you are a victim of identity theft.
If you would like to place a fraud alert or a credit freeze, please contact the three major credit bureaus listed below:
- Equifax Fraud Alert, PO Box 105069 Atlanta, GA 30348-5069
- Equifax Credit Freeze, PO Box 105788 Atlanta, GA 30348-5788
- Experian Fraud Alert, PO Box 9554, Allen, TX 75013
- Experian Credit Freeze, PO Box 9554, Allen, TX 75013
- TransUnion Fraud Alert, PO Box 2000, Chester, PA 19016
- TransUnion Credit Freeze, PO Box 160, Woodlyn, PA 19094
Information provided by Nevada Restaurant Services, Inc. Learn more here.