IN: Security breach reported by Kankakee Valley REMC

The Chicago Tribune reports that Kankakee Valley REMC is investigating the possibility that a breach may have compromised almost 18,000 members’ personal information.

According to a press release issued by the electric utility cooperative, the breach was detected by an audit in mid-January that indicated that a  foreign IP address had accessed a storage device on the network. According to the Chicago Tribune:

The device accessed stored information of 17,700 Kankakee Valley REMC members. This information included: member name, address, phone number, Kankakee Valley REMC location number, Kankakee Valley REMC member number and Kankakee Valley REMC account number.

No financial information or Social Security numbers of the membership was accessed during this breach, the press release said.

There’s no statement on Kankakee’s web site as of the time of this posting.

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