AdviceOne is a financial planning firm that is based out of Connecticut. They provide asset management and financial planning to clients across the United States.
AdviceOne states an unauthorized individual accessed its internal network. The hacker(s) accessed sensitive customer information during the attack. The breach victimized several thousand people. Here's a quick look at what we know about the incident.
AdviceOne’s internal cybersecurity professionals identified suspicious activity on its internal network. The IT administrators deleted the threat immediately after identifying it. However, the hacker(s) could access the company's internal systems for a brief time, plucking details of paying customers.
The company responded by investigating with the assistance of digital security professionals. However, the company released precious few other details about the nuances of how hackers accessed the company's internal systems, likely in an attempt to discourage additional attacks.
This breach occurred between February and March of 2022.
The breach impacts AdviceOne customers. AdviceOne sent letters to affected customers, making them aware that the hackers might use their personal information for identity theft down the line.
The AdviceOne breach is an excellent example of why companies, organizations, and everyday people should upgrade their cybersecurity and digital security protections. If you have not updated your cybersecurity safeguards in the previous year, take the time to do so now.
The breach resulted in the information of more than 7,000 people being compromised. Hackers stole names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, bank account information, driver's license numbers, usernames/passwords, and additional information in the digital heist.