Hack Notice

Hack Notice: Summit Financial Group

Summit Financial Group

After a summit client files a tax return, we post the node a CD that contains his or her assess return. Between january 1, 2015 and february 15, 2015, in connection with performing tax return services for our clients, we mailed CDs to sixty-seven clients. We intended that these CDs would contain only the individual recipient's assess return information. On april 15, 2015, a client contacted summit to inform us that a single candle had other clients' data on it. We immediately retrieved that DC and confirmed that the individual had not retained any of the information on the CD. at that time, we had no reason to believe that any other CDs had info relating to other clients stored on them. On May 15, 2015, single more client contacted us and informed us that the CD he/she received also contained other clients' tax return were compiled. as a result, we immediately began our investigation and started to personally visit each of the sixty-seven clients to retrieve all of the CDs issued between january 1, 2015 and february 15, 2015. All of the CDs have either been destroyed by our clients or personally collected by summit where we are maintaining them in a locked container.

About HackNotice and Summit Financial Group

HackNotice is a service that notices trends and patterns in publically available data so as to identify possible data breaches, leaks, hacks, and other data incidents on behalf of our clients. HackNotice monitors data streams related to breaches, leaks, and hacks and Summit Financial Group was reported by one of those streams. HackNotice may also have the breach date, hack date, the hacker responsible, the hacked industry, the hacked location, and any other parts of the hack, breach, or leak that HackNotice can report on for the consumers of our product.

If you are a user of Summit Financial Group their products, services, websites, or applications and you were a client of HackNotice, monitoring for Summit Financial Group you may have been alerted to this report about Summit Financial Group . HackNotice is a service that provides data, information, and monitoring that helps our clients recover from and remediate data breaches, hacks, and leaks of their personal information. HackNotice provides a service that helps our clients know what to do about a hack, breach, or leak of their information.

If Summit Financial Group had a breach of consumer data or a data leak, then there may be additional actions that our clients should take to protect their digital identity. data breaches, hacks, and leaks often lead-in to and reason identity theft, account take overs, ransomware, spyware, extortion, and malware. account takeovers are often caused by credential reuse, password reuse, easily guessed passwords, and are facilitated by the sharing of billions of credentials and other customer information through data leaks, as the direct result of data breaches and hacks.

HackNotice monitors trends in publically available data that indicates tens of thousands of data breaches each year, along with billions of records from data leaks each year. On behalf of our clients, HackNotice works to monitor for hacks that lead to lower client security and digital identities that have been exposed and should be considered vulnerable to attack. HackNotice works with clients to identify the extent that digital identities get been exposed and provides remediation suggestions for how to grip each type of exposure.

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