Bayside Covenant Church Provides Notice of Data Breach

ROSEVILLE, Calif., Feb. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ —

What Happened? In October of 2018, Bayside became aware of suspicious activity in certain employees’ email accounts.  Bayside immediately began an investigation to confirm the nature and scope of this activity.  Through the investigation, which included working with third party forensic investigators, we determined that the unauthorized actors accessed certain employees’ accounts without authorization between August 3, 2018 and October 20, 2018.  Unfortunately, the investigation was unable to determine which emails or attachments may have been viewed without authorization.  In an abundance of caution, the entire contents of the email accounts involved were reviewed to identify any personal information contained within the accounts.  On December 19, 2018, the programmatic and manual review was completed, and it was determined that certain personal information was contained within the accounts that were accessed without authorization.  To date, we have no information that there has been any actual or attempted misuse of the personal information within the accounts related to this event.

What Information Was Involved? The investigation in this matter confirmed that the following types of personal information were contained in the email accounts affected by this event included a combination of: name, address, Social Security Number, passport number, driver’s license number, financial account information, medical information, health insurance information, username and password for online account, and email and password.

What We Are Doing?  Bayside takes the confidentiality, privacy, and security of information in our care is seriously and it is one of our highest priorities.  Upon learning of the suspicious activity in the affected email accounts, we immediately commenced an investigation to confirm the nature and scope of the event.  We took steps to identify the personal information contained in the affected email accounts and are notifying potentially impacted individuals of the event.  As an added precaution, we are offering those individuals affected by the event access to credit monitoring, fraud consultation and identity theft repair services at no cost.  Bayside is also notifying relevant regulators of the event as well.

Read the full notification here.

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