Notice of Data Security Incident
Gaedeke Group, LLC (“Gaedeke”) recently discovered an incident that may have involved the personal information of some of its employees, suppliers, or other individuals. Gaedeke is working to identify potentially affected individuals to provide notice of the incident and steps Gaedeke has taken to address the incident, as well as guidance on what individuals can do to protect themselves.
Gaedeke recently learned that an unauthorized third party gained access to certain Gaedeke employees’ email accounts. Upon discovering the incident, Gaedeke promptly secured the email accounts and began an internal investigation. Gaedeke also engaged a forensic security firm to investigate the incident and confirm the security of its email and computer systems. Based on the investigation, Gaedeke determined that the email accounts contained, depending on the individual, name, address, Social Security number, driver’s license number, passport number, and certain medical information. Gaedeke is notifying those individuals whose personal information was contained in the email accounts and for whom it has contact information.
Potentially involved individuals may wish to review the tips provided by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) on fraud alerts, security/credit freezes and steps that they can take to avoid identity theft. For more information and to contact the FTC, please visit www.ftc.gov/idtheft or call 1-877-ID-THEFT (1-877-438-4338). These individuals may also contact the FTC at: Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20580.
Gaedeke deeply regrets any concern or inconvenience this incident may cause. Gaedeke is reinforcing information security procedures with its employees and implementing changes to help prevent an incident like this from happening again. Additional information is available via a confidential, toll-free inquiry line at (888) 865-6550 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday.