On November 3, 2022, Alinsco Managing General Agency, Inc. filed an official notice of data breach with the Attorney General of Texas following a data security incident that compromised sensitive consumer information held by the company. According to Alinsco Insurance, the breach resulted in the compromise of names, driver’s license numbers, government identification numbers and financial account information. Recently, Alinsco Insurance sent out letters to all affected parties informing them of the incident and what they can do to protect themselves from identity theft and other scams.
The recent Alinsco incident is said to have affected 656,282 Texans and untold numbers of others across the United States. If you’re one of those whose information was compromised in the recent security breach, you’re now at an increased risk of being a target for identity theft. However, as we have already discussed postsThere are steps you can take to mitigate these risks and hold the company responsible for the breach financially accountable.
Additional information on the data breach at Alinsco Insurance
The information available regarding Alinsco Insurance’s breach comes from the company’s filing with the Texas Attorney General and a notice posted on Alinsco Insurance’s website. According to these sources, on August 24, 2022, Alinsco Insurance discovered unusual activity in one of the company’s web applications. In response, the company, with the support of an outside data security firm, launched an internal investigation in hopes of learning more about the incident and what consumer information, if any, was compromised.
The company’s investigation confirmed that the unauthorized party was able to access the web application as well as the consumer information contained in the application.
When Alinsco Insurance discovered that confidential consumer data had been disclosed to an unauthorized party, Alinsco Insurance began reviewing the affected files to determine which information was compromised and which consumers were affected. While the information breached will vary from person to person, it may include your name, driver’s license number, government identification number, and financial account information.
On November 3, 2022, Alinsco Insurance sent out data breach letters to anyone whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.
Founded in 2003, Alinsco Managing General Agency, Inc. is an insurance agency based in Fort Worth, Texas. Alinsco Insurance sells a variety of auto insurance products including Alinsco Annual, Allinsco Bravo, Alinsco Enhanced, Alinsco Select and Alinsco Zoom through thousands of independent insurance agents. Alinsco is a “non-traditional” insurer, meaning it underwrites policies with a higher degree of risk than traditional insurance agencies. Alinsco Insurance employs more than 63 people and has annual sales of approximately $18 million.