El Dorado Hills accountant to notify clients after discovering malware on system

Lynn Talbot, Jr., CPA, CVA is notifying clients after discovering malware on his system. In a letter that will be going out to clients next week, Talbot explains:

On April 19, 2016, I detected suspicious activity on a work computer. I immediately took the computer off-line and contacted our IT consultant. The consultant has confirmed unusual activity and changed potentially impacted passwords. Further, on April 21, 2016, after a thorough analysis of the computer, the consultant removed malware found on the impacted computer’s hard drive, and confirmed all firewalls and security protections were properly functioning.

The type of information exposed depended on the type of client:

If you are an individual, this information may have included your name, gender, date of birth, telephone number, address, social security number, all employment (W-2) information, and direct deposit bank account information including account number(s) and routing information (if provided to us).

If you are an entity, this information may have included the company name, Federal Employer Identification Number, address, telephone number along with partner, shareholder/officer or beneficiary names, addresses and social security numbers or Federal Employer Identification Numbers.

Those affected are being offered one year of services with AllClearID.

 

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