Society of Manufacturing Engineers reports theft of credit card numbers and personal data

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) appears to have suffered a serious security breach.

By letter dated August 16, the Dearborn-Michigan based organization notified the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office that on August 10, there was unauthorized access to their server, resulting in data theft. Individuals’ names, addresses, dates of birth, credit card numbers with expiration dates and security codes were involved.

The letter does not indicate the total number of individuals being notified but mentions that 98 New Hampshire residents were affected.

No copy of any notification to those affected was attached to their report, so it is not clear whether SME is offering those affected any free credit monitoring services. SME did not respond to any inquiry sent to it requesting clarification on the breach.

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