MO: R.T. Jones Capital Equities Management, Inc. informs clients’ employees of breach
On July 26, 2013, R.T. Jones Capital Equities Management, Inc. learned of the possibility that the unnamed web hosting facility that hosts its website was the subject of a cyber-attack that occurred on July 22, 2013.
Although their investigations are ongoing, on August 7, 2013 the forensic experts hired by the firm confirmed that the attack could result in the unauthorized access to a database containing the name, date of birth, and Social Security number of individuals, including eight hundred nine (809) Maryland residents. The email address of one hundred eighteen (118) of these eight hundred nine (809) Maryland residents was also contained in this database, as was the discretionary account number managed by R.T. Jones for fifty-two (52) of these residents.
R.T. Jones provided notification to their clients’ affected employees and offered a free year of credit monitoring through First Watch Technologies.
You can read their attorneys’ letter to the Maryland Attorney General’s Office here (pdf).
Update: The firm’s notification to California indicates that it was the Artesys web site that was compromised.