Monument Inc. is an online alcohol addiction treatment program designed to help people get away from alcohol. If you struggle with alcohol, you may have utilized the service in the past. Monument Inc recently realized it was giving away private data to third-party organizations, as well as Tempest, another company it manages. Patients using these providers may have had their information exposed as a result.
The Monument Inc. data breach occurred when tracking software was added to the Monument and Tempest websites. It was done intentionally by the companies, but it shared more data than the companies realized to those third-party organizations.
The Monument Inc. breach began when tracking pixels were added to the Monument and Tempest websites. This was in 2020 for Monument and 2017 for Tempest.
The Monument Inc. data breach impacts Monument members and Tempest members. Anyone working with either of these companies for the past several years should be concerned about the privacy of their data. Tempest members may have had data exposed from 2017 until just a few months ago. Monument members may have had data exposed starting in 2020 until recently.
Tempest and Monument files were not accessible due to this data breach, but confidential information for potentially thousands of patients was accessible to third-party services that had access to the pixel data gathered from website users. If you receive a notice from Monument, you have access to a credit monitoring service for free. Use the service to watch your credit and protect yourself.