One of the largest US public accounting firms, Moss Adams, has disclosed a data breach compromising the personally identifiable information (PII) of its customers.
The firm announced in a notice that an unauthorised individual gained access to an employee email account on October 10, 2019, resulting in sensitive information contained in the account being exposed.
The exposed information included full names and Social Security numbers. The unauthorised individual did not gain access to the firm’s internal network.
Upon discovering the breach, Moss Adams took steps to secure the account and launched an investigation.
Moss Adams has not disclosed the number of individuals impacted, however they are in the process of notifying those affected, and offering them free credit monitoring and identity restoration services.
Those impacted have been advised to monitor their credit report for any unusual activity, to which if anything seems suspicious, they are to contact the consumer reporting agencies for assistance.
“Please accept our sincere apologies and know that we deeply regret any worry or inconvenience that this may cause you.”